Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science

Course code SPOR1010Units 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. SPOR1010 is the stepping stone to engage with the nature, philosophy, history and 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 Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Comprehend the nature of exercise & sport science and construct a personal philosophy of exercise & sport science.
2. Describe the historical foundations of exercise science and sport.
3. Explain the various roles of exercise science and sport in society.
4. Distinguish the inter-relationship of the various sub-disciplines of exercise science and sport.
5. Recognise the various careers within exercise science and sport.
Content- Meaning and philosophy of exercise science and sport
- Goals and objectives of exercise science and sport
- History of exercise science and sport
- Motor behaviour
- Biomechanics
- Exercise Physiology
- Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Sociology of exercise science and sport
- Careers in exercise science and sport
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo specific prior knowledge is assumed.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
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
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.