SP1001 - Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Open to all JCU students
This subject provides an introduction to the various subdisciplines of sport and exercise
science including motor behaviour, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport psychology.
The subject will also cover the importance of physical activity, historical and social
aspects of physical activity, professional issues in sport and exercise science and
an introduction to exercise programming and energy systems.
- explain the nature and scope of sport and exercise professions;
- describe the structural, physiological and motor development changes across the lifespan
and the effects of exercise on these changes;
- describe the physical, physiological and psychological benefits of sport and exercise
in terms of general health across the lifespan;
- describe the basic principles of health and physical assessments, sport and exercise
testing and programming.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
- Invigilated > Other exams - (20%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
- Online quiz - (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Students are required to attend and actively participate in at least 80% of all scheduled
practical classes and achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the subject.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Denise Turner, Dr Teneale McGuckin
||Dr Denise Turner, Dr Glen Deakin, Dr Fiona Crowther, Dr Jonathan Connor, Ms Lisa Simmons, Dr Sara Brice, <Person not found>.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 22 hours lectures
- 22 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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