• About the three main disciplines that contribute to current sport science practice; » sport psychology including goal setting, motivation, stress and anxiety and visualisation » exercise physiology, energy systems, recovery, training programs (and their effects) » skill acquisition with regard to motor skills, information processing, feedback and movement analysis.
  • How various factors influence and contribute to sports performance and why certain approaches are widely used
  • About ways athletes learn sports skills and the implications for coaching and practice
  • How different training types are designed to target particular responses in athletes
  • Ways to examine human systems and function during exercise, and how physical activity impacts health
  • How the inter-relationships and connections between physiology, skill acquisition and sports psychology can impact on performance.
  • Watch and analyse footage of various sports people, identify and discuss the strategies or techniques they are using and target options to improve performance
  • Work with classmates to compare ways of preparing and managing athletes in intensive competitions such as local tournaments, national and international events
  • Work online to research and compare your findings in a small group discussion
  • Prepare digital presentations and/or negotiated research assignments
  • Learn how to use technology and equipment in practical lab work and athlete performance testing
  • Research scientific evidence and publications around specific sports and trends.
  • Is interested in balancing a theoretical focus with a range of applied experiences designed to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of issues related to the training and performance of athletes of all ages and levels
  • Wants to examine contemporary practice in the sport science fields
  • Likes high order thinking and the challenge of analysing and explaining performance by recognising, connecting and explaining complex concepts
  • May be interested in a professional or volunteer role in the sport or health areas.

Course Overview

You have

  • ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English
  • SA in Sport Science Foundation 2.

TASC course

Sport Science 3

May lead to

  • Further vocational and/or tertiary study including: health & allied health careers; human movement; exercise science; education; health science; physiotherapy; personal training; coaching and other sport related careers.