Level 2 Sport Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Miller

Recommended Prior Learning

11 credits in NCEA level 1 Physical Education and Achievement Standard 90068 (structure and function of the body). Consideration will be given to those with satisfactory achievement in NCEA Level 1 English and Science, for those who have an interest in sport and / or by negotiation with HOD.

Students will study Biophysical Principles such as: functional anatomy, biomechanics, skill learning principles and sport psychology through the context of skateboarding. They will also complete a six week training programme using our weights area. The programme will focus on principals and methods of training, energy systems, exercise physiology and sport psychology. Students will learn leadership skills through coaching students from one of our contributing schools. Lastly the students will look at the role and significance of physical activity here at St John’s College. Students will be required to express their level of understanding in practical and theoretical assessments.

Course Overview

Term 1
Biomechanical analysis (Skateboarding)

Term 2
Examine the role and significance of physical activity
Training principles (Powerlifting)

Term 3
Leadership (Coaching)


Physical Education


Level 3 Outdoor Education, Level 3 Sport Leadership, Level 3 Sport Science

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