This subject introduces the student to each of the five major streams of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program. The basic principles of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, psychology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, testing prescription and delivery of exercise programs within exercise and sport science settings will be the focus. This foundation subject is designed to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to understand, apply and integrate the basic principles of the five major streams of exercise science as they relate to apparently healthy clients of both genders across the lifespan from conception to old age.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
|Subject title:||Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||It is expected that you will attend all lectures, tutorials and laboratory practical sessions.|
|Prescribed resources:|| |
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Assurance of learning
Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify and describe the stages of growth and development across the lifespan in relation to exercise and sport.
- Describe and apply recommended and contraindicated exercise testing, prescription and delivery principles for each stage of growth and development.
- Identify and apply the origins and insertions of the lower limb musculature.
- Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular, sensory and endocrine systems in relation to the exercise response.
- Apply basic exercise and sport science screening, testing and prescription procedures to diverse population groups.
- Identify and assess populations at risk of insufficient physical activity or sedentary behaviour, including consideration of the social determinants of health, to inform development of appropriate interventions.
|Learning Log||Three reflections will be held throughout the semester to identify personal learnings and how you can apply these to your future professional practice - weeks 3, 8 and 12.||20%||Progressive||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|In-Class Quiz - Individual||Short (5 multiple-choice questions) weekly quizzes will be conducted online through iLearn to assess the weekly content.||20%||Weekly||1, 2, 3, 5.|
|Case Discussion||You will apply your learnings from the subject to a real world case study||30%||Week 12||1, 2, 5, 6.|
|Competency Test ^||Foundation exercise and sport science skills and competencies will be assessed during the examination period.||30%||Week 14*||3, 5, 6.|
- ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
University policy on plagiarism defines plagiarism as taking and using another person's thoughts, ideas or writings and passing them off as one's own. The University considers the act of plagiarizing to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
You will meet the teaching staff within our exercise and sport science program. The assessment for the subject will be discussed in detail as will the staff and student expectations for both this subject and the whole Exercise and Sport Science program. We will examine in detail the different stages of growth and development as they relate to both exercise and sport science.1.
The foundation principles of neuromuscular physiology including sensory feedback, proprioception and reflexes related to exercise and sport science will be examined. The major neuromuscular changes that affect exercise and sport performance through the stages of a lifetime of growth and development will be examined.1, 4.
The determinants of health, the social-ecological determinants of physical activity and food will be examined. Agencies and programs focused on increasing physical activity, exercise and sport at both population and community levels will also be examined.6.