|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
This course focuses on providing insights, foundational knowledge and skills specific to sport and exercise courses and programs. This course presents fundamental information essential to understanding sport and exercise concepts and constructs in order to introduce commencing students to specialised levels of professional expertise in sport and exercise. Completion of this course will enable students to develop a sound understanding of USQ graduate attributes to succeed in sport and exercise programs. The knowledge and skills introduced and developed in this course will be utilised throughout the program and are essential to professionalism.
This course will outline specific skills required in sport and exercise science and link these to sub-discipline specific scenarios. The course will address options and strategies related to studying sport and exercise content, relevant professional issues and career expectations. Students will review USQ's graduate attributes and articulate their relevance to themselves and the program and courses. Students will explore verbal and nonverbal communication (including the use of technology), critical thinking skills and the dynamics of interpersonal and group communication in a range of contexts. Students will have the opportunity to expand written, verbal and personal interaction skills, applicable to careers in sport and exercise in an ever-changing and at times challenging professional environment.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students at the Ipswich Campus and mandatory on-campus practicals for on-campus students.