Physical Education Studies (Units 1 & 2) - ATAR

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Course Code:
University Pathway
Science B grade/ Exam 60%
Physical Education Studies B grade
Course Description:
The focus of the course is for students to explore and realise personal potential through content such as functional anatomy, exercise physiology, fitness and conditioning, specific training regimes, motor learning and coaching, sports psychology and biomechanics in sport.  Students will progressively develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to pursue their personal interests and potential in physical activity as athletes, coaches, officials and/or administrators. 
Practical classes will take place where two sports will be explored in greater detail.  Sports undertaken will be selected from a range of individual, paired and team sports  including activities such as tennis, netball, volleyball, golf, hockey, soccer, touch and badminton.  There is a high level of theory work and research using scientific principles and terminology, preparing students for the external exams in Year 12. All students undertaking this course are expected to participate or officiate at the school swimming and athletics carnivals. 
Course Assessment:
Practical & Investigation - 30%
Assignments & class work - 70%
Tests & Examinations
Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
Further Study:
Physical Education Studies (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR