The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course focuses on lifetime physical activity participation and will include: Fitness and exercise activity instruction, athletics, recreation and outdoor activities and aquatics.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skill competencies relating to a range of lifetime physical activities;

2. Gain knowledge and understanding of effective teaching and coaching principles/strategies to correct and extend performances in a variety of activity mediums;

3. Demonstrate an ability to analyse fitness activities, exercise programs and sports using exercise science and fitness principles;

4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of promoting a variety of activities to adolescents in a school and community setting;

5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and the safety and legal issues regarding school-aged participation in a variety of activities.


This course focuses on lifetime physical activity participation and includes both theory and practical participation across four strands of learning being;

Fitness and exercise/activity instruction;Athletics (Track and Field events); Aquatics (focusing on the secondary school setting)Outdoor Education recreational activities.

This course integrates lifetime physical activity and recreation utilizing community facilities and recreational activities (including a compulsory outdoor education camp experience) with a focus on teaching and instruction of secondary school settings for lifetime recreational pursuits. Students will also learn to analyse and manage risk assessment for sport and physical activity in a variety of settings.


Students must be active in one of the following programs to enrol in this course:

B Teaching (Health & Phys Ed) (Honours) [12370], B Education (Primary) [40106], B Education (Primary) (Honours) [40110], B Education (Secondary) [40107], B Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108]

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Emergency Care Component

Report: Reports

Formal Examination: Examination