Sport & Fitness

Course structure – The course is split into 6 units which are:

Unit 1:  Human Physiology and Physical Activity

  • Identify the basic anatomical structures of the main human body systems that affect the development of health related fitness.
  • Describe the main physiological functions of the main human body systems that affect the development of health related fitness.
  • Describe the main long term physiological effects that regular physical activity can have on human body systems.

Unit 2:  Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

  • Identify the key elements of nutrition in relation to a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Describe substance use and how they can affect health and wellbeing.
  • Describe the effects of stress on health and wellbeing and utilise methods of stress management/relaxation.

Unit 3:  Sports Injuries: Identification, Prevention and Treatment: An Introduction

  • Identify common sports injuries and their principal signs and symptoms.
  • Describe how common sports injuries may occur.
  • Explain how common sports injuries may be prevented.
  • Describe the treatment and personnel required for common sports injuries.

Unit 4:  Sports Mechanics: An Introduction

  • Identify movement patterns and biomechanical principals and relate to sporting technical performance.
  • Analyse and compare athlete performances and identify strengths and weaknesses in sporting activity techniques.
  • Evaluate recreational athlete’s technical performances and present recommendations for improved sporting performance.

Unit 5:  Sporting activity participation and performance:  Life Saving

  • In this practical unit you will have the opportunity to develop basic skills and techniques in life saving.  This will hopefully lead to you attaining the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification depending on your level of performance (please note that some of this may be undertaken out with school time).

Unit 6:  Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods: An Introduction

  • Describe the principles of fitness training in relation to components of health related fitness.
  • Explain the principles and techniques used in warm up activities and cool down activities.
  • Undertake and record safe and effective personal preparation and participation in two selected activities.
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