Course Title: Movement Skills Acquisition in Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Movement Skills Acquisition in Physical Education

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 7848

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This is an elective course that focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of enriching physical education using a lifespan approach. Students will study sports injury, exercise
performance and nutrition, major and modified games, and analyse tactics and strategic concepts. This course will also focus on the development of skill acquisition, selected body systems, and consider ways in which skill practices may be modified to cater for individual needs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:

  • Understand basic exercise and movement physiology, exercise nutrition, and related systems.
  • Apply effective first aid principles to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in movement contexts.
  • Comprehend and apply skill acquisition to learning games.
  • Analyse tactics, strategic and pedagogical concepts in a variety of major sports taught in primary schools.
  • Design and modify skills practices to meet individual needs.
  • Understand safety issues from personal, legal and community perspectives.
  • Design a risk management plan for school activities and excursions.
  • Select and apply a range of resources.
  • Understand physical education from a historical perspective.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Teach practical physical education with deeper theoretical understanding.
  • Understand how developing and growing students acquire movement skill and knowledge.
  • Reduce the likelihood of injury in movement contexts, treat any incident appropriately, and contribute to rehabilitation.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities: 

  • Awareness of digital assessment and reporting tools for effective learning.
  • Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards

  • Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
  • Teachers know the content that they teach.
  • Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
  • Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
  • Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, workshops, interactive classes, practical skills sessions, group planning and peer teaching.

Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, essay, examination, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.