Course Title: Applied Movement Analysis (Practical)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Movement Analysis (Practical)

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7095

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.16

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: The completion of Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education courses in BP041 up to and including OHTH 2127.

Course Description


This is a final year course designed to provide you with the scientific and practical knowledge required to apply the skills of rhythm and striking in a range of applied exercise science contexts. You will develop the basic knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance from an exercise science perspective. You will also develop an understanding of fundamental striking/racquet skills used in sports and activities such as badminton and tennis. The course will be taught through two modules using a range of teaching styles and pedagogies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will contribute to the student’s development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL).

Specifically, this course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

  • Demonstrate an understanding of students and know how they learn (PLO1)
  • Plan and implement effective teaching and learning strategies (PLO3)
  • Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment (PLO4)
  • Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (PLO 5)

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Plan for and teach dance, badminton and tennis in school environments.
  2. Perform movement to music and develop rhythmic patterns, with particular focus on required flexibility, stretching and dance conditioning. .
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental striking skills used in a range of racquet sports and then apply knowledge of rules, game concepts and strategies in peer teaching contexts.
  4. Plan for and demonstrate knowledge of safety issues related to teaching physical education in schools.
  5. Assess peer performance and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental components of skills developed.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, independent reading of both Australian and international peer reviewed texts and journals, learning hub activities, and practical placements are the key student learning experiences. Synergy between the practical sessions is the fundamental basis of planned learning experiences of the course. Personal reflection and feedback from peers and tutors provide a foundation for individual growth. You will be strongly encouraged to practice skills in those areas where your ability to demonstrate skills needs improvement.

You will undertake four (4) hours per week comprising of practical tutorials. In addition, you are expected to spend a minimum of four (4) hours per week in independent study and preparation for peer teaching, assessment and performances.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics.  MyRMIT studies provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material.  It will be to your advantage to access and review handouts prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of materials.

Overview of Assessment

☒ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

The assessment for this course will consist of:

  1. Dance Assessment  (50%) (CLOs 1,2,4,5,6, 7).
  2. Badminton Assessment (30%) (CLO 2, 3, 4, 6, 7).
  3. Tennis Assessment ( 20%) (CLO 1, 3, 4, 5).

The following hurdle requirements also apply:


In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in 80% of 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.