Course Title: Biophysical Foundations to Health, Physical Education & Sport

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biophysical Foundations to Health, Physical Education & Sport

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Carl Ridgeway

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7480 (reception)

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the biophysical foundations of health, physical education and sport. You will learn about major biophysical sub-disciplines including anatomy and the function of major systems of the human body. You will learn how this knowledge can be applied in health and physical education and sporting contexts to build individual health and wellbeing and active communities. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of students and know how they learn 2. Develop content knowledge and how to teach it

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

  1. Discuss biophysical factors that influence individual and community health, wellbeing and physical activity
  2. Use anatomical and physiological terminology in discussing movement and the location of the various body structures
  3. Critically analyse skills associated with biophysical sub-disciplines in health and physical activity contexts
  4. Apply physiological principles to design practical physical activity experiences for an education setting, including the appropriate use of specialist equipment

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online tasks, practical activities, laboratory activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.    Assessment 1: Weekly online quizzes (30%) CLO 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 2: Laboratory tasks (1500 words or equivalent) (40%) CLO 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 3: End of semester written assessment (30%) CLO 1, 2, 3, 4 Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.   If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   The statement of student responsibilities  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at: