Foundations of Exercise & Sport Science

Course code EXSS1010Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course provides an introduction to the field of exercise and sport science. EXSS1010 is the stepping stone to engage with scientific foundations of exercise science and sport. Students will be exposed to the key issues and challenges of exercise science and sport including the structure of the industry, as well as career opportunities and pathways.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Work Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Comprehend the nature of exercise & sport science.
2. Describe the sub-disciplines of exercise and sport science.
3. Distinguish the inter-relationship of the various sub-disciplines of exercise and sport science.
4. Develop basic practical skills in exercise and sport science.
5. Develop skills in basic academic literacies.
Content- Motor behaviour
- Biomechanics
- Exercise Physiology
- Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Exercise Testing and Prescription
- Practical skills for exercise and sport science
Replacing Course(s)SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science.
TransitionCannot be counted for credit with SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo specific prior knowledge is assumed.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid-semester written examination
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal written examination
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWork Health and Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.
Compulsory Course ComponentThis course includes a Compulsory Course Component that requires the demonstration of competency in a variety of tasks (according to a checklist) as signed off by the lecturer and/or tutor during weekly laboratories. This Component is directly linked to course objective 4.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EXSS1010