Physical Education Studies (A/T/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course is designed for students with an interest in the biological, physiological, psychological, social and cultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity. Through both practical and theory classes, students develop knowledge and skills to improve resilience, an understanding of how to improve health and wellbeing and improve movement skills. This course will provide students with an opportunity to improve physical fitness and aims to prepare students for life long physical wellbeing.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Physical Education? (pdf, 110kb)

Students will find this course useful if they are considering courses in Coaching, Health, Fitness Instructors.

Workload expectation

As a general guide to success in this course one hour per week of additional study on top of regular classes is expected.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Sport Skill Acquisition

2

Leisure and Recreation

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Sport Skill Acquisition

2

Leisure and Recreation

3

Building and Improving Teams

4

Sport, Activity, Culture and Society

Unit descriptions

Sport Skill Acquisition

Students explore the acquisition and development of sports skills and apply processes and theories associated with skill acquisition and refinement. They respectfully and safely participate in activities in a diverse range of sports, building self-efficacy.

Leisure and Recreation

This unit develops student’s understanding of physical activity, recreation and sport from a participatory perspective. Students explore activities focused on improving fitness, personal, emotional and physical wellbeing and the importance of lifelong physical activity.

Building and Improving Teams

Students explore and develop skills associated with the enhancement of teams. They will learn about factors which affect performance and implement strategies used to support players’ emotional, social and physical development. They safely participate and apply concepts during a diverse range of activities promoting teamwork and collaboration.

Sport, Activity, Culture and Society

Students explore a range of sports and physical activities that contribute to individual, societal and cultural identity. They participate in and reflect on how a variety of physical activities and culturally diverse individual and team sports impact personal, societal and national identity.