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SP1001 - Science and Practice of Physical Activity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the disciplinary and professional underpinnings of sport and exercise science;
  • describe the biophysical foundations of human physical activity and explain training effects on the biophysical foundations of human physical activity;
  • describe the acute cardiorespiratory responses to varying types of exercise;
  • explain the basic principles of exercise programming;
  • explain the nature and scope of the physical activity professions.
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Combinations:
BM1200

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Denise Turner, Dr Teneale McGuckin
Lecturers: Dr Denise Turner, Dr Glen Deakin, Dr Fiona Crowther, Dr Jonathan Connor, Ms Lisa Simmons, Dr Sara Brice.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 22 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 22 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • 2 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Teneale McGuckin
Lecturers: Dr Fiona Crowther, Miss Kelly Sinclair.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 22 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 22 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • 2 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%).

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.