13 Sports Science

13PSS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. McConachie

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 the Tough Girl running event.
  • 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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Optional activities - Outdoor Education camp ( approx $150) and Tough Gal Challenge (approx $70).


Recommended Prior Learning

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Sports Science or HOD approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91499 v2 Physical Education 3.2 - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91500 v2 Physical Education 3.3 - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Y
A.S. 91501 v2 Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91502 v2 Physical Education 3.5 - Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91504 v2 Physical Education 3.7 - Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

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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