EXSC392 - Leadership Development in Physical Activity

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Fundamental to effective practice for leaders in the sport, coaching, physical education and exercise science industries are (i) a sound knowledge of, and (ii) practical skills in, physical activity delivery; along with (iii) an ability to provide safe and effective learning environments that enhance fundamental motor and movement skills. This knowledge and skill base is consistent with professional standards for the sport and physical education industries. This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the skills needed to participate in, and teach, age-appropriate motor skills and movement experiences. A leadership perspective is used to explore teaching and coaching strategies; individual and group organisation; communication skills; program planning; ways in which motor skill and movement development relates to exercise science principles; and the different ways that motor skill development and movement experiences can contribute to life-long physical activity participation. The unit aims to provide students with the ability to deliver and evaluate effective physical activity experiences, and the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the role a leader plays in the implementation of these experiences.