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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the science of sport and exercise. Outlines the basic principles of communication, sports coaching and skill acquisition.

Unit content

Topic 1. Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science - careers and certification in sport and exercise science (includes Exercise and Sport Science Australia accreditation, coaching and officiating)
Topic 2. Session Planning for good coaching practice and general coaching considerations
Topic 3. Teaching sport skills - introduction to skill acquisition - providing feedback, theories of learning, instruction/demonstration
Topic 4. Communication
Topic 5. Risk management
Topic 6. The science of sport and exercise
Topic 7. The role of sport and exercise in preventative health

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline and apply strategies for effective communication in the coaching and exercise instruction setting. Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills Cultural competence
2 effectively design and deliver a sport skill coaching session Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
3 demonstrate an understanding of safety and risk management issues in coaching and exercise instruction Ethical practice Communication and social skills Cultural competence
4 gain certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation Knowledge of a discipline
5 demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of sport and exercise science Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline
6 discuss the role of sport and exercise in preventative health. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline and apply strategies for effective communication in the coaching and exercise instruction setting.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. effectively design and deliver a sport skill coaching session
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate an understanding of safety and risk management issues in coaching and exercise instruction
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. gain certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of sport and exercise science
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. discuss the role of sport and exercise in preventative health.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.