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EDHP2005: Sport Science for HPE 1

2024 unit information

This unit is the first of two sport science-based units. The purpose of this unit is to raise students' awareness of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as elements of the biophysical foundations of physical activity and health. Firstly, this unit of study will focus on examining the structure and function of the human body as well as applying this knowledge to a variety of situations related to physical activity and exercise, and how the systems of the body influence and respond to movement. Secondly, students will examine how biomechanical principles can be applied to understand locomotion and sports techniques. Finally, students will investigate the positive contribution of physical activity and sport to health and well-being. This unit draws upon content from the NSW PDHPE stage 4 and 5 Syllabus and Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) Syllabus. Students will examine the numeracy and literacy requirements of the syllabus and will develop knowledge and skills to teach numeracy when analysing movement, solving problems and interpreting physical activity data.

Unit details and rules

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Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
48 credit points including EDHP2002
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate your 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 bio-mechanical 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 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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