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HM1061 - Foundations of Movement and Physical Activity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed primary students enrolled in the carousel offering.

This subject is designed to lay a foundation for the teaching of movement and physical education in primary and secondary schools. Initially, it focuses on the development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that support the teaching of fundamental and specialised movement skills core to physical activity and sport participation. Underpinning the development of the capacity to teach fundamental and specialised movement skills is the foundational knowledge related to the structure and function of the body and its growth and development (biophysical bases) across the primary and secondary schooling years. Alongside the biophysical bases of movement, the importance of access, equity and ethics in the development and maintenance of lifelong participation in physical activity will be investigated. Students will apply the theoretical constructs by participating in a variety of applied activities, for example; athletics, challenge and adventure, minor games and sports. The foundation offered by the subject will implicitly impact upon the students' initial teaching practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply foundational human biophysical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and motor learning to analyse and teach fundamental and specialised movement sequences;
  • develop analytical skills and approaches to assessing the quality of movement and physical activity;
  • articulate the role that access, equity and ethics in teaching practice play in the development physical literacy and support lifelong physical activity.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (50%) - Individual.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Tamra Jones
Lecturer: Mrs Bobbie McMinn.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 12 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Tamra Jones.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 7 hours online activity
  • 7 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.