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HM3061 - Advanced Studies in Health and Physical Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

This subject extends core knowledge of health, sport and physical activity to gain a comprehensive understanding of underpinning principles and content knowledge in health and physical education. Areas of student wellbeing, relationships and sexuality, nutrition, and outdoor education will be explored. The aim of this subject is to equip students with knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate content, issues and activities in health and physical education programs in line with programs and student wellbeing policies and practice. Professional experience placements will be utilised to contextualise and consolidate learning in this unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply health, sport and physical activity knowledge and concepts to identify underpinning principles in health and physical education;
  • appreciate the contribution of student wellbeing, relationships and sexuality, nutrition and outdoor education play in the development and conduct of Health and Physical Education programs;
  • critically reflect on student wellbeing, relationships and sexuality, nutrition and outdoor education experiences, programs and policy to understand implications for practice;
  • develop appropriate strategies to support students' wellbeing and safety within school and/or outdoor education experiences.
Prerequisites: HM1061


Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 23-Jun-2014 to 27-Jun-2014 (face to face teaching dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson, Mr Maxwell Lenoy
Lecturer: Mr Jason Gray.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (50%); independent project (50%).

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.