Physical Education Studies General
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The Physical Education Studies General course contributes to the development of the whole person. It promotes the physical, social and emotional growth of students. 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. The course focuses on the complex interrelationships between motor learning and psychological, biomechanical and physiological factors that influence individual and team performance.
Physical activity serves both as a source of content and data and as a medium for learning. Learning in the Physical Education Studies General course cannot be separated from active participation in physical activities and involves students in closely integrated written, oral and physical learning experiences based upon the study of selected physical activities.
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 course also equips students to take on volunteer and leadership roles in community activities.
The course appeals to students, with varying backgrounds, physical activity knowledge and dispositions. Physical activity and sport are used to develop skills and performance, along with an understanding of physiological, anatomical, psychological, biomechanical and skill learning applications.
UNIT 1: Focuses on the development of students’ knowledge, understanding and application of anatomical, physiological and practical factors associated with performing in physical activity
UNIT 2: Focusses on the impact of physical activity on the body’s anatomical and physiological systems, as students use these to improve their performance as a team member and/or an individual