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SPEX12-311: Motor Control and Learning in Exercise and Sport


This subject introduces the primary theories and applications of motor control and learning. Various motor control theories will be examined concerning the role of sensory and motor function and how this interaction may impact our health and ability to perform activities of daily living, exercise, and play sport. Students will examine a range of factors that influence the assessment of motor function and how best to assist clients in improving their motor learning and skill acquisition.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the strengths and limitations of techniques to assess processes of motor learning and control. 2. Explain the changes in motor function or motor performance that may occur with motor learning and development across the lifespan. 3. Discuss the common theoretical models proposed to explain motor control and the processes of motor learning. 4. Assess aspects of an individual’s motor function in physical activity and exercise contexts including applying risk management and risk assessment concepts associated with the motor learning and control of exercise science. 5. Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular and sensory systems as they relate to the control of voluntary and involuntary movement and motor learning. 6. Design motor learning environments and protocols to maximise specific motor learning and control outcomes in a range of physical activity and exercise contexts. 7. Apply motor learning principles and skill acquisition principles, including the effective use of learning cues and movement progressions, for teaching and correcting movement and exercise technique.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022