Details for Sport Science for Health and Physical Education 1

This unit is the first of two sport science-based units in a six unit specialization for Physical Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). The purpose of this PDH110 is to raise students' awareness of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as elements of the biophysical foundations of physical activity and health.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: PDH110
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Awards offering Sport Science for Health and Physical Education 1

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Recall human anatomy knowledge;
  2. Explain the human anatomy in a human movement context, using anatomical knowledge and applied to a physical activity;
  3. Discuss, with reference to current research literature, how human movement sciences have informed physical activity and sport involvement to improve health and well-being;
  4. Identify and describe a range of activities and programs designed to promote personal health and fitness amongst primary school aged children.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Biomechanical principles
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Physiological responses to physical activity
  • Physical activity for health and fitness

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester. This allows for students to complete readings, reflection and assessment and prepare for in-class activities between classes. The hours are the same as for an intensive: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Quiz (10%)
  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Interview Analysis (25%)
  • Individual Presentation (25%)