An introduction to the musculo-skeletal aspects of human movement with emphasis on sites of muscle attachment, joint structure, and the way in which they determine direction of motion about joints. The use of this knowledge in analysis of movement sequences common in sport, exercise routines and in everyday life, and in the selection of appropriate resistance exercises for strengthening specific muscles and muscle groups. Active participation in resistance exercises is a requirement of this course.
Sport and Exercise Science
234.131 Introduction to Sport Organisations and Development15 credits
An introduction to the foundational aspects and key concepts of sport management.
234.134 Foundations of International Sport Management15 credits
An introduction to global sport management principles and perspectives.
An introduction to financial and accounting principles and concepts and their application in the sport industry.
Physical Education and Health
234.140 Introduction to Physical Education15 credits
An introduction to health and physical education through the exploration of a range of teaching models, management techniques, contemporary issues, and diversity with consideration to the Treaty of Waitangi relevant to undergraduate students.
234.141 Introduction to Human Movement and Hauora15 credits
An introduction to human movement (Te Ao Kori) and its application to the concept of Hauora (holistic health and well-being).
234.212 Exercise Prescription and Therapy15 credits
This course gives an overview of the knowledge and skills required for the development and implementation of goal-based exercise programmes. An introduction to the therapeutic value of exercise for a variety of population groups.
A study of the rationale and theory of fitness assessment. Practical application of fitness assessment methods for determination of aerobic, anaerobic, and musculo-skeletal fitness parameters in apparently healthy individuals and in those with special needs.
An introduction to the study of the kinematics and dynamics of the human body and the factors that influence skilful and efficient performance of bodily movements in sport and everyday life. Students will be introduced to the techniques and methods required for qualitative analysis of complex skills.
A study of the function of human biological systems as they relate to sport and exercise. Acute responses and the chronic adaptations to sport and exercise, specifically in relation to the core topics of human energetics, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. A strong laboratory focus will reinforce the theory and develop laboratory skills relevant to exercise physiology.
An introduction to the study of the factors underlying perceptual-motor coordination, and how coordination patterns change over time as the result of learning or ageing.
234.225 Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health15 credits
Principles of nutrition for sports and fitness training, health and special populations (with diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease) which participate in exercise. The course covers principles of exercise and nutrient metabolism and applied topics.
234.226 Physiological Aspects of Exercise and Health I15 credits
A study of the cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular and endocrine responses and adaptions to exercise and training, with emphasis on the assessment and maintenance of optimal health and fitness, and physical performance in the general population and athletes.
A study of the contributions that applications of the physical sciences, quantitative methods, and technology have made to understanding, measuring, assessing and enhancing sport and sports performance. Topics may include limits to performance, modelling exercise phenomena, biomechanics and quantitative applications in sport.
234.236 Sport Coaching: Management and Leadership15 credits
This course examines aspects of contemporary sport coaching. It focusses on management skills, leadership theories/styles and examines ethical issues related to sport coaching.
A critical examination that extends students' knowledge of the skills and methodologies relating to the learning and instruction of a range of physical activities and sports within educational contexts.
Students will apply principles of playing, training and practice to their own performance in one selected sport for a single playing season.
234.312 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Therapy15 credits
This course gives an in-depth knowledge of the role of exercise in rehabilitation. Students will be able to develop and implement exercise programmes to assist with recovery from musculo-skeletal injury and various disease states, and to influence indicators of psychological health.
234.315 Fitness and Athletic Conditioning15 credits
This course provides an understanding of various exercise techniques and methods to developing fitness and conditioning programmes for the athletic population.
An in-depth study of the kinematics and dynamics of the human body and the factors that influence skilful and efficient performance of bodily movements in sport and everyday life. This course will provide students with advanced techniques and methods required to undertake quantitative analysis of complex skills.
An examination of physiological mechanisms relevant to the limits of human sport and exercise performance, and how these change at different stages of the life-cycle and with impaired health. The adaptation and co-ordination of these mechanisms in acute and chronic exercise, and how these can be modulated by training and with the use of ergogenic aids.
234.326 Physiological Aspects of Exercise and Health II15 credits
A study of physiological concepts and mechanisms in relation to exercise and the effect on human health.
An investigation into the techniques used in training, testing and research in exercise and sport. Students progress by gaining instruction in selected techniques under supervision. Major components of the course will be group projects of the student's own selection and making written and oral presentations. Project supervision will be available.
An examination of the political and social contexts of sport. Attention will be focussed on an array of contemporary issues in global and local sport that emphasise the complexity of understanding the meaning, purpose, and organisation of sport, as well as the links between sport and other social institutions.
Sport and Exercise Science
234.338 Sport Management/Coaching Practicum30 credits
The practicum is designed to provide practical experience in the sport management or coaching areas according to individual interests and experience.
This course examines the principles and practices associated with effective sport pedagogy especially as it is applied to the delivery of game instruction in school and sport contexts.
Physical Education and Health
234.345 An Integrated Model of Physical Education15 credits
Exploration of an integrated model of physical education using a range of movement areas, learning and teaching methodologies within the context of outdoor education.
234.346 Promoting Hauora through Te Ao Kori15 credits
Analysing and applying the concept of Hauora (a holistic, Māori view of total well-being) through the practices of Te Ao Kori (The World of Movement) in a physical education setting. Critically examine a range of Māori movement perspectives providing considerable integration of the Te Ao Māori (A Māori world view) and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand society.
234.347 Current Issues in Health and Physical Education15 credits
An introduction to the theory and practice of health and physical education through the examination of a range of international/national perspectives on cultural issues with consideration to the Treaty of Waitangi relevant to undergraduate students.
An examination of the association between psychological factors and participation in exercise and physical activity, and, in turn, how such participation affects personal functioning, health and well-being.
An advanced level study of the research surrounding physical conditioning and the training processes for sporting performance and for targeted physical fitness.
234.717 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Conditions15 credits
An advanced course on clinical musculoskeletal conditions and examining the pertinent indications and contra-indications of exercise for these conditions.
234.718 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Cardiopulmonary Conditions30 credits
An advanced course on clinical cardiopulmonary conditions which will examine the understanding of the aetiology of the condition and subsequent prescription of safe, realistic and effective exercise programmes.
234.719 Advanced Topics in Clinical Exercise, Health and Disease30 credits
The course will develop an advanced level of knowledge of exercise in health and disease management, with specific emphasis placed on the physiological, psychological and functional adaptations achieved with appropriate dose-response of exercise in neurological conditions, metabolic and endocrine disorders, and common cancers.
Advanced study of selected topics in the biomechanics of human bodily movement to provide an in-depth knowledge of techniques and methods for quantitative analysis of complex skills. Analysis of gait will be covered as a fundamental component of all movement, and aspects of clinical biomechanics may also be included.
234.723 Advanced Topics in Exercise Science15 credits
Evaluation and critical analysis of important and topical research in sport and clinical exercise physiology. Students will gain competencies in a range of research techniques relating to Exercise Science.
234.724 Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise15 credits
Through student and staff presentation and discussion, this course will acquaint students with selected research topics, conducting and disseminating research in this field, and preparation for research endeavours at the postgraduate level.
An advanced, research-led focus on human physiology, motor control, and biomechanics as it relates to the integrative science underpinning sport and exercise.
234.727 Physical Activity for Compromised Health30 credits
An advanced, integrative focus on physical activity and its impact on compromised health, with particular reference to examining disease aetiology, and the assessment, monitoring and prescription of exercise for a range of non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiorespiratory, metabolic, musculoskeletal, cancer).
234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context30 credits
An advanced examination of the meaning and role(s) of sport and leisure in contemporary society with particular reference to selected topical issues and the implications that these have on the organisation and management of sport.
234.832 Professional Practice in Sport Management60 credits
A comprehensive examination of the professional issues that impact on the practice of sport management. Professional leadership and interrelationships may be analysed using a case-study based approach. The focus is on the development of the knowledge and skills required by the sport management professional in practice.
Professional practice within the subject area that may be conducted individually or in groups and assessment of the outcome of the investigation may be in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations and case studies.