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Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

This course is 60% practical and 40% theory.

Students will learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and recognise the need to be responsible and informed decision-makers.

Students have the opportunity to further develop their understanding of, and competence in, a range of sport and recreational pursuits. They are encouraged to establish a lifelong commitment to being physically active and to achieving movement potential.

Students will develop:

Knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence health, participation in physical activity and the principles that impact upon the quality of performance.

An ability to analyse and implement strategies to promote health, activity and enhanced performance. The capacity to influence the participation and performance of self and others.

The course provides the opportunity to specialise in areas of expertise or interest through optional modules such as: Aquatics / Athletics / First Aid / Fitness / Specific Sports / Gymnastics / Outdoor Recreation / Sports Administration / Coaching / Social Perspectives of Sport / Healthy Lifestyle.

Year 11 and Year 12 Courses

Over the two year period, students will study 6-8 of the following modules :

1.  Aquatics

2.  Athletics

3.  First Aid and Sports Injuries

4.  Fitness

5.  Games and Sports Applications I

6.  Games and Sports Applications II

7.  Gymnastics

8.  Healthy Lifestyle

9.  Individual Games and Sports Applications

10. Outdoor Recreation

11.  Social Perspectives of Games and Sports

12. Sports Administration

13.  Sports Coaching and Training

The Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation content also provides a context within which to develop general competencies considered essential for the acquisition of effective, higher-order thinking skills necessary for further education, work and everyday life. These competencies include:

·         Communicating

·         Planning and organising

·         Working with others

·         Using technology

·         Solving problems