13 Sports Science

13PSS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. McConachie

Recommended Prior Learning

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Sports Science or HOD approval.


In this course you will:

  • Appraise and analyse performance in swimming, including biomechanical knowledge.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, exercise psychology and motor learning to devise a training programme to improve fitness for a 100m Breaststroke race.
  • Perform a physical activity in relation to national standards, in swimming, at the tough girl or another approved activity (own sport).
  • Analyse the safety management systems of an overnight outdoor education experience.
  • Investigate a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society.
  • An optional camp may be offered.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Optional activities - Outdoor Education camp ( approx $200) and Tough Gal Challenge (approx $65).

Description Type Value
Outdoor Education camp Optional $200.00
Tough Gal Challenge Optional $65.00
$265.00

Pathway Tags

health and fitness centres, recreation centres, regional sports trusts, coaching and sports management, sports psychology, national sport foundations, public health


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