Students must undertake 8 of the following 9 papers in order to gain 120 credits.
Students choosing the Sports Development / Personal Training pathway must include SRC120, SRC121, SRC122 and SRC124. Students selecting the Outdoor Leadership pathway must include SRC121, SRC142 and SRC143.
SRC120 Exercise Science
The module will develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology. The module further investigates the integration of these systems and their responses to exercise. The relationship between the energy systems and exercise will be explored as students examine the benefits and effects of exercise on body function.
SRC121 Exercise and Nutrition in Human Performance
The module will examine the influence of exercise and nutrition on human performance. Students will examine the role of exercise and fitness in human performance. Exercise programmes will be formulated by examining the relationship between goal setting, principles of training, methods of training and the energy system. Nutrition, metabolism, weight control, body composition and nutrition for exercise performance will also be discussed.
SRC122 Physical Conditioning
The module will introduce safe and appropriate exercises for clients in a fitness centre environment. Emphasis will be on skills in resistance training. Students will make use of movement analysis to enhance their understanding of resistance training exercises. Knowledge gained through active participation in fitness centre programmes will result in students being able to follow exercise programmes to assist in the improvement of flexibility, strength, cardio respiratory fitness and weight control.
SRC123 Professional Development
This module will focus on skills that are universally important in the sport and recreation industries. Professionalism, communication, teamwork, team building, oral presentation and literacy will be covered. Students will also be involved in high and low ropes courses.
SRC124 Sports Theory and Practice
This module will introduce a range of practical activities common to sport and recreation within New Zealand. Students will be involved in a variety of sports and applied exercise techniques. Extending one’s movement vocabulary further assists an individual's ability to learn new skills.
SRD125 Industry Placement
This paper requires students to undertake an industry placement in a selected field of interest. The student will negotiate the placement, participate in a monitored appraisal programme and compile a report at the completion of the placement. The module encourages positive, self-motivating and reflective behaviour.
SRC126 Practicum 1
This paper is an individual pursuit paper where the student will design, carry out and evaluate a physical activity programme to meet their prescribed performance goals.
SRC142 Land Based Recreation and Safety
Students will manage risks and demonstrate competence in either outdoor recreation activities or a selected high performance sport. Technical, managerial and instructuctional skills will be introduced. Students select either the outdoor recreation elective or the sport elective. Entry to the sport elective is subject to approval from the Programme Manager.
SRC143 Water Based Recreation
This module will cover clothing, equipment, safety procedures and paddling techniques for trainees who want to experience kayaking (and/or other watercraft) on sheltered or slow-moving water.