Sport and Recreation (SPRT)
This unit is designed to provide fundamental basic science and sport and exercise science content, with the intent to prepare the students for the more advanced scientific applications to the study and research of the sport and exercise sciences. Students will be exposed to computer software applications to aid data processing used in the sport and exercise sciences, with special applications to fields such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, skill acquisition and sport psychology.
Students will learn about the variety of outdoor recreation and educational pursuits available to individuals, in school or community settings. Through active participation and guided instruction, students will also learn how to supervise specific forms of outdoor recreation and education in activities such as hiking, canoeing and camping. Learning content will reinforce the rationale for the development, administration and delivery of school-based and community outdoor recreation and education programs within Australia.
Students will learn about the variety of outdoor recreational pursuits available to individuals, whether in a school-based or community setting. Through active participation and guided instruction, students will also learn how to supervise specific forms of outdoor recreation. Lecture content will reinforce learning and skill development through the study of the development, administration and delivery of school-based and community public recreation programs, as well as studying the role of recreation within Australia.
This unit provides an introduction to the concept of Sport for Development. Students will explore the role sports and physical recreation can play in achieving positive social outcomes in communities, both locally and internationally. Students will learn about the multidisciplinary nature of Sport for Development and how the disciplines of health and sports science, sports management and community development come together in the planning, implementation and evaluation of sports and physical recreation projects.
This unit focuses on teaching and coaching young children in a range of Indigenous, striking/fielding, and target sports. The aim is to build on students' knowledge and application of various teaching /coaching styles with a focus on the game sense approach. In particular, the unit addresses issues of diversity and inclusion in school, sport, and recreation activities. As part of the unit, students will implement a teaching program in a local primary school and complete introductory coaching certificates in a variety of sports.
Experience in the field of study is an essential ingredient in marketing an individual for employment and often for professional memberships. Professional Practice provides students with an opportunity to observe and assist Sport & Exercise Science practitioners in action and to learn in a practical hands on setting. Students will have the opportunity to see how knowledge and skills acquired in lectures and tutorials/laboratories can be applied and also relate theoretical concepts and skills to situations in exercise-related settings. This unit is the first of two units which require a work placement which is usually off campus.
Sustainability, Tourism and Place provides students with a fundamental understanding of the current debates in tourism management and sustainable places. The complex relationship and interaction among diverse stakeholders involved in places and tourism are explored. The unit encourages a systems approach, and focuses on traveller origin places, tourist experience and community development. The unit aims to assist students in the analysis of the role of tourism in sustainable places by applying a wide range of case studies.
The unit develops students' knowledge and understanding of the concept of community sports development and its role in addressing key issues of social inclusion, diversity, and health promotion. Students explore local and national Australian policies and initiatives, with a focus on monitoring and evaluating and exploring evidence around the social impact of sport. The module facilitates students' knowledge and understanding of community needs within the context of sport and active recreation. Further, students will propose innovative sport development initiatives and programs where students will design and implement a localised sport development initiative in partnership with a local sport organisation.
Students will learn the functional anatomy, exercise physiology, physical fitness, motor development and exercise training content required to function as competent personal trainers and/or sports coaches. Students will also administer and undertake laboratory exercises designed to test and administer fitness programs for healthy individuals
From 2016, this unit is replaced by 400866 - Motor Control and Skill. Students will actively engage in a variety of aquatic activities including rowing, canoeing, kayaking, diving, water polo and swimming. Through participation in practical tutorials, students will develop their ability to teach and coach each of the aforementioned aquatic activities in a school or community recreation setting. Students will also train in swimming to improve stroke mechanics and fitness. This will form part of the Bronze Medallion Lifesaving certification, which involves developing competencies in resuscitation, four strokes of swimming, personal survival and rescue skills.
Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities offers students with a learning experience based on the principles of physical education and sports coaching in variety of sports and recreational activities. This unit builds upon physical activity instruction and teaching games for understanding (game sense) introduced in earlier units. You will have the opportunity to plan, implement, and reflect on your own teaching practice during tutorials and within community sport contexts. You will learn to see things from multiple perspectives based on content delivered by university staff, peers, and external sport organisations. The unit incorporates experience in meaningful situations that will help prepare you for work in a dynamic field of education. This unit includes approximately 35 hours of work integrated learning.
The unit explores contemporary health issues related to young people. Students will examine a range of topics from a multidisciplinary approach, which include the social, cultural, political and biological factors that influence and construct young people's lives and health. Students will explore pathogenic and salutogenic approaches to understanding and promoting young people's health. When considering and analysing the influences and contexts, students will be able to gather resources and develop diverse meaningful strategies that will assist young people to promote health practices.
This unit is focused on physiological changes across the human lifespan and their effects on exercise tolerance. There is a particular focus on structural, physiological and motor development changes across the lifespan with emphasis on the control of neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and thermoregulatory function. Exercise and physiological adaptation to exercise training at different ages will be covered, alongside contraindicated exercises and common injuries/conditions that are present during certain stages of growth and development.
The Sport Development Applied Project continues student's engagement with an organisation in the sport and active recreation industry. Building on the foundation laid in the Sport Development Internship, the Applied Project provides students with an opportunity to apply their acquired academic knowledge and skills into real-world applications in an engaged strategic project in sport development.
The Sport Development Internship provides students with the opportunity to experience the practice of sport development in the workplace through a supervised placement in the sport and active recreation industry. Internships will allow students to relate their acquired academic knowledge and to apply their skills to real-world applications in an industry setting. Students will have the opportunity to observe, develop and practice skills in negotiation, problem identification, program planning, implementation and evaluation in a range of settings. The work completed during the Sport Development Internship also lays the foundations for the Sport Development Applied Project to follow.Students will complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement/internship as part of this unit.
This unit provides students a unique opportunity to integrate knowledge gained from operational and theoretical perspectives of sport studies into application in an engaged research project in sport management. Students will engage in comprehensive projects which bring together real world industry problems and sport theory. Students studying Sport Management Applied Project may have the opportunity to undertake an international field trip to experience the sport environment from an international perspective.
Experience in the field of study is an essential ingredient in marketing an individual for employment and often for professional memberships. Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science provides students with an opportunity to observe and assist Sport & Exercise Science practitioners in action and to learn in a practical setting. Students will have the opportunity to see how knowledge and skills acquired in lectures and tutorials/laboratories can be applied and also relate theoretical concepts and skills to situations in exercise-related settings. This unit is the second of two units that require a work placement which is usually off campus.