Course Title: Kinesiology
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Kinesiology
Credit Points: 12
160H Medical Sciences
|Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Noel Lythgo
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6518
Course Coordinator Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 203.3.04
Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Kinesiology is the study of the functional anatomy specifically related to exercise and sport. It provides a foundation for the study of biomechanics, rehabilitation and exercise prescription. Knowledge of kinesiology is important for Exercise and Sport Scientists and Physical Education teachers.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This course also contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).It contributes to the development of the Course Learning Outcomes listed below. Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
2. Safely and effectively use instrumentation and equipment to assess and record human anthropometry, physique and somatotype.
3. Identify muscle action in basic exercises and sport activities.
4. Design a basic musculoskeletal exercise programs for clients.
5. Communicate knowledge in a variety of scientific formats.
6. Apply knowledge and skills to analyse muscle action in sport activities.
7. Model how anatomical arrangements affect movement function in exercise and sport.
This course contributes to the development of the following Exercise Science Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science. Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
2. Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
3. Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
4. Assess exercise clients using valid and reliable methods, and generate reports in an appropriate format (PLO5).
5. Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).
6. Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).
7. Identify and solve problems relating to exercise and sporting contexts (PLO9).
This course contributes to the development of the following Health and Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)
Overview of Learning Activities
Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. It will be to your advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.
Overview of Learning Resources
Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for students to independently access much of this material. It will be to the student’s advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials
Overview of Assessment
1. Skills Assessment – skill assessment sessions will be conducted to assess skills competency required by ESSA. The skills involve somatotyping and the assessment of functional anatomy and muscle action.
2. Mid-semester exam - A comprehensive mid-semester examination of all material presented, included assigned readings will be given during mid-semester.
3. Final Examination – A comprehensive final examination of all material presented, included assigned readings will be given during the examination period at the end of semester.
The following hurdle (PASS/FAIL) requirements apply:
1. In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in all of 80% of laboratory practical sessions. If you fail to attend the sessions for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional sessions will not be provided by the course. If granted Special Consideration you will become eligible to complete supplementary sessions to meet the hurdle requirement. If you arrive after the class has commenced or leave before the class finishes, you will be marked as having arrived late or left early. You will be provided with one warning, and for each subsequent instance this behaviour will be marked as an absence.
2. Skill testing will be conducted in weeks. This is a PASS/FAIL hurdle requirement for the course. That is, you must pass each skills test to pass the course. Those who fail a skills test will be given a second opportunity to pass.