EXSC230 - Motor Control and Learning

10 cp
Prerequisites: EXSC187 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

The ability to design, deliver and evaluate protocols and programs for motor learning and skill acquisition, based on theoretical and best practice approaches, to meet the specific health, fitness and/or sporting goals of clients, is central to exercise science practice. This unit is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the major theoretical concepts of motor control and learning. The emphasis is on developing students' ability to structure effective situations in acquisition, retention, and transfer of motor skill, based on the scientific evidence. This will be facilitated through an understanding of the role of instruction, demonstration, practice conditions, feedback and mental practice in the learning continuum. The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge, understanding and competency in motor control and skill acquisition consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science, including the ability to integrate these knowledge and skills with other sub-disciplines in exercise science practice.