PASS

Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) elective offered by the PDHPE faculty which is an excellent opportunity for students in Stage 5 to extend their interest and knowledge in the area of sport and health science. The students will study three areas:

  • Foundations of Physical Activity
  • Physical activity and Sport in Society
  • Enhancing Participation and Performance

 

In ‘Foundations of Physical Activity', the students may study the following units:

  • Body systems and energy for physical activity
  • Physical activity for health
  • Physical fitness
  • Fundamentals of movement skill development
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Participating with safety

 

In ‘Physical activity and Sport in Society', the students may study the following units:

  • Australia's sporting identity
  • Lifestyle, leisure and recreation
  • Physical activity and sport for specific groups
  • Opportunities and pathways in physical activity and sport
  • Issues in physical activity and sport

 

In ‘Enhancing Participation and Performance', the students may study the following units:

  • Promoting active lifestyles
  • Coaching
  • Enhancing performance – strategies and techniques
  • Technology, participation and performance
  • Event management

 

Year 9

Term 1

Body systems and energy for physical activity

In this unit of study, students learn about the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems. Students also learn about the interrelationships between these body systems. An understanding about energy and physical activity and hydration and physical activity is also developed.           

 

Term 2

Physical Fitness

In this unit, students learn about many aspects of physical fitness. These include the difference between physical activity and physical fitness, measurement and evaluation of physical fitness and how to develop physical fitness.

 

Term 3

Coaching

In their study of coaching, students learn about the qualities of effective coaching, the roles and responsibilities of coaching and ethical coaching.  Students also learn how to plan as a coach. This includes structuring a coaching session and long-term planning in coaching.

 

Term 4

Event Management

In the Event Management unit, students learn about the different structures that can be used for a sporting event. They learn about the different roles in event management and how to plan, conduct and evaluate a sporting event. This unit also enables students to learn about and develop enterprise and organisational skills.

 

Year 10

Term 1

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Students learn about nutrition for health and physical activity. This includes developing an understanding of nutritional planning. Students learn about marketed nutritional products and the relationship between nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

 

Term 2

Event Management

In the Event Management unit, students learn about the different structures that can be used for a sporting event. They learn about the different roles in event management and how to plan, conduct and evaluate a sporting event. This unit also enables students to learn about and develop enterprise and organisational skills.

 

Term 3

Coaching

In their study of coaching, students learn about the qualities of effective coaching, the roles and responsibilities of coaching and ethical coaching.  Students also learn how to plan as a coach. This includes structuring a coaching session and long-term planning in coaching.

 

Term 4

Participating with Safety

In this module, students learn about risk including risk behaviours and risk environments. They learn to assess risk and risk management. Learning activities also introduce students to injury management.