Students must undertake a minimum of 90 credits at level 6 and a minimum of 120 credits overall to be awarded this qualification.
GEN200 Research and Statistics
This paper aims to prepare the student for professional practice by presenting research as a uniting strategy for practice, theory and scholarship. Students will be introduced to several approaches to research, both qualitative and quantitative. Students will also be assisted to develop skills as a beginning researcher.
SE6201 Biophysical Foundation of Human Movement
This paper builds on Applied Anatomy and Physiology. The study of body systems and the application of biochemical and microbiologic processes to normal body function is continued. An introduction to sport medicine is included with practical application of strapping techniques.
SE6202 Management for Professional Practice
This paper will provide the basic principles of management and leadership as they pertain to applied recreation settings. The paper recognises that students will work as part of an interdisciplinary team with both licensed and unlicensed personnel.
SE6241 Fitness Assessment and Programming
The paper will provide students with physiological knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out effective lifestyle assessment and physical activity programming for the general population. The focus of this paper will be on assessing individual needs and designing appropriate exercise programmes. Special considerations will be examined e.g. pregnancy, back problems and cardiac rehabilitation. Related aspects including behaviour change and exercise adherence will also be covered.
SE6245 Nutrition for Human Performance
The paper will examine the management of nutrition for sports performance, exercise and weight control. Issues related to measurement, analysis and professional practice are central to this paper.
SE6247 Psychology in Sport, Health and Education
The paper will introduce students to developmental psychology, health psychology and psychology related to human performance. The paper will examine social development and cognition across the lifespan, learning and social theory, healthy behaviour, psychopathology, exercise psychology and an introduction to psychology in sport. The role of psychology will be examined to understand physical activity determinants and strategies to achieve behaviour change.
SE6248 Exercise Physiology
The paper will provide students with physiological knowledge, skills and understanding which underpin current theories and practice of training for performance and health. The focus of this paper will be to examine the physiological basis of training by evaluation and application of scientific research to training theory. The measurement of many of the parameters of fitness will allow students to evaluate fitness and thus allow effective training protocols to be prescribed.
SE6282 Programming Outdoor Education
This paper will develop an understanding of programming theory and promote an awareness of outdoor education. There will be a focus on programme planning, risk management, team building and personal development. Components important to programme planning include: knowledge about theories of learning applied to outdoor settings, the learning process and the role of the outdoor recreation practitioner in this process, assessment, activity analysis, developmental and age appropriate activities, adaptations and modifications, risk management and evaluation. Practical classes may include activities such as: challenge ropes course, bush navigation, abseiling, tramping, climbing, caving, kayaking and cycling. Students will plan and undertake an outdoor journey.
Electives may be chosen from this or another programme at level 5, 6 or 7.