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SP1001 - Science and Practice of Physical Activity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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;
  • understand the nature and scope of the physical activity professions.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BM1200

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Mr Wade Sinclair.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Lecturers: Mr Wade Sinclair, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (30%); assignments (30%).

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.