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EDHP1013: Sports Science in HPE 1

2024 unit information

This unit explores anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as elements of the biophysical foundations of physical activity and health. Students examine the structure and function of the human body and apply this knowledge to a variety of situations related to physical activity and exercise. They explore biomechanical principles and how these can be applied to understand locomotion and sports techniques. They also investigate the positive contribution of physical activity and sport to health. The unit draws on content from the NSW PDHPE Stage 4, 5 & 6 syllabuses and develops knowledge and skills to analyse movement and interpret physical activity data to foster numeracy.

Unit details and rules

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Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in EDHP units
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate their understanding of the application of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to physical activity, health status and the PDHPE key learning areas
  • LO2. Explain the structure and function of various systems in the body and their relation to movement
  • LO3. Analyse the body’s response to exercise
  • LO4. Apply biomechanical principles to analyse sporting situations
  • LO5. Develop skills in data analysis, interpretation of results, and problem solving in relation to motor skills and physical activity
  • LO6. Design relevant and challenging learning and teaching experiences for PDHPE and Physical Activity and Sport Studies Stage 4 and 5
  • LO7. Propose strategies for the assessment and management of injuries in first aid settings.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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