Level 3 Sport Science

13SPS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Kelly

Recommended Prior Learning

Eleven credits in NCEA level 2 Physical Education including Achievement Standards 91328 (movement analysis) and 91329 (methods and principals of training). If a student has an interest in sport and a satisfactory level of achievement in Science and English, an exception may be made after consultation with the Head of Faculty.


This course of study follows on from the Sport Science courses offered at Levels 1 and 2, using and examining in greater depth the skills acquired previously. There is a strong emphasis on students gaining the skills to take responsibility for the health and skill development of themselves and others. This involves planning and implementing programmes and critically evaluating their success. Sport Science is an academic subject and students will need good literacy skills and an ability to critically evaluate.

The courses will consist of two potential subject related pathways; one with a sport science focus the other sociology based.  Student agency will dictate the focus of the program for individual students.  There will be core Standards taught to the whole class while others will be chosen in regards to students chosen pathways.

Students will train for and take part in the Tough Guy Challenge, run a sports tournament and critically evaluate either a complex motor skill or sporting event.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will be investigating physical activity trends through their lifetime. They will look at what effect the physical activities they participated in have had on their hauora. They will critically examine how participation in future physical activities will affect their Hauora.

Term 2
Students will be involved in training for and competing in the Tough Guy Challenge. Students will critically examine performance improvement programmes in relation to the following biophysical principles; goal setting, methods & principles of training and exercise physiology

Term 3
Students will critically examine a complex sporting movement using the following biophysical principles; Biomechanics, Skill Learning and Functional Anatomy.

Students will coach and manage a sports tournament for our Year 9 students. They will look at leadership styles and critically examine which are most effective in leading junior students.

Term 4
Continued from Term 3; Students will coach and manage a sports tournament for our Year 9 students. They will look at leadership styles and critically examine which are most effective in leading junior students.

Faculties:

Physical Education



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$260 (transport costs, tough guy entry, mountain biking hireage)


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