Course Title: Understanding Movement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Understanding Movement

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course was previously known as Understanding Movement Skills.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Carl Ridgeway

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257337

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the theoretical and applied concepts of biomechanics, kinesiology and motor control relating to learning and performance of movement in everyday lifestyle, recreational and sport tasks. You will explore how movement is developed and examine the mechanics behind human motion and performance, including projectile motion, in sport and exercise. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes for BP319 students

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

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Apply initiative, curiosity, creativity, judgement, critical thinking and problem solving skills and demonstrate the capacity to work responsibly, both individually and collaboratively, to address challenges in local and global contexts
  • Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences

Program Learning Outcomes for BP320 students

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

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education
  • Critically analyse and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment across a range of disciplines, reflecting a graduate level of proficiency in teaching

Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and develop highly effective classroom teaching skills in an area of specialisation

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


AITSL  Standards

1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of skills acquisition and biomechanics to the teaching/coaching environment.

1.1, 1.2, 2.1

2. Review, analyse and interpret data and information, and evaluate learning of skills and modify instructions and teaching practices.

2.1, 5.2, 5.4

3. Contextualise discipline knowledge of biomechanics and kinesiology to skill development and performance.


4. Integrate technology in movement analyses and skill improvement strategies.

2.6, 3.4

5. Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, laboratory sessions, readings, collaborative group work, class discussion and individual reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

 Assessment task (%)  CLO   AITSL Standards
 1. 2D motion analysis project using ICT (40%)  1, 2, 3, 4  2.1, 5.4, 2.6 2. 
 2. Laboratory report (20%) 1, 2  1.1, 2.1 3. 
 3. Multi-media presentation- Skill identification & correction (Group; 40%)1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1.1, 2.1, 2.6, 3.4

Due to safety and professional accreditation requirements, students are expected to complete all practical and laboratory classes unless granted an exemption by the course coordinator or via special consideration. In these circumstances, students may be eligible to complete an alternative activity to pass the course.

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 coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: