Physical Education Studies ATAR
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Required: B grade in Year 10 Physical Education and General Science
Recommended: Shown potential in all aspects of the Year 10 Physical Education Studies or Sport Recreation courses
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The Physical Education Studies ATAR course focuses on the complex interrelationships between motor learning, psychological, biomechanical and physiological factors that influence individual and team performance. Students engage as performers, leaders, coaches, analysts and planners of physical activity.
Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on understanding and improving performance in physical activities. The integration of theory and practice is central to studies in this course. Physical activity and sport are used to develop skills and performance along with an understanding of physiological, anatomical, psychological, biomechanical and skill learning applications.
The course prepares students for a variety of post-school pathways, including immediate employment or tertiary studies. It provides students with an increasingly diverse range of employment opportunities in the sport, leisure and recreation industries, education, sport development, youth work, and health and medical fields linked to physical activity and sport.
The Physical Education Studies course will appeal to a broad spectrum of students, with varying backgrounds, physical activity knowledge and dispositions.
The course content is divided into five interrelated theoretical content areas which carry a 70% weighting for the overall subject:
– Motor learning & coaching
– Functional Anatomy
– Exercise physiology
– Sport psychology.
The practical component makes up the remaining 30% for the course, students will develop physical skills and tactics in; Badminton, Netball and Volleyball
Covering five different theory topics, gave a good variety to the theoretical content of the course, where we related all our learning to successful sporting performance. The practical component was a welcome opportunity to learn in depth the three sports of Volleyball, Netball and Badminton before selecting one to focus strongly on learning proper techniques.