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EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Professionals and volunteers in a variety human movement related disciplines need foundation knowledge in the scientific bases of human movement. This course introduces students to the study of human movement from a biophysical perspective and to the network of disciplines that constitute the interdisciplinary framework underpinning movement. Understanding the processes and stages of learning skills and improving movement capacity is fundamental to enhancing the quality of movement which impacts on the capacity to lead a healthy, active life.

Professionals and volunteers in movement contexts need to understand the interrelationship between the body systems and the capacity for human physical performance as well as the sub-disciplines that contribute to the production of movement, movement control, and the determinants of movement efficiency that sustain physical activity. An understanding of the prescription, processes and effects of training and exercise are essential in these contexts.

In this course students research and apply the key elements and relationships between the sub-disciplines of functional anatomy and physiology, mechanics of movement, motor learning and psychology to improve the efficiency of human movement.

Students develop an understanding of the processes and stages of learning physical skills and improving human movement capacity and apply the principles of training to develop and prescribe exercise and training programs. They explore how the principles and concepts on which human movement is based are applied to teach, improve and enhance physical characteristics and performance at all levels. The impact of stages of growth and developmental on learning and performance of movement skills is investigated and applied.

Students research and apply sports psychology training theories including motivation, goal setting, arousal and performance, mental rehearsal, imagery and resilience for a variety of demographics and contexts. They apply settings, systemic and legislative safety and equity requirements.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023