Elements and Practice of Movement

Unit code: SPE3200 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
SPE1100 - Principles of Movement Development
SPE1200 - Applied Movement Science (applicable for EBED, EBST students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit involves the exploration, analysis and development of movement skills and concepts through rhythmic and expressive movement and fitness based activities. Students will apply their skills and knowledge of skill acquisition, biomechanics, and growth and movement development to create and adapt appropriate movement experiences and provide and apply feedback to enhance participation and performance in a range of movement activities. Students will explore the elements and practice of rhythmic and expressive movement and movement for health and fitness in contemporary physical activity and movement contexts such as dance, gymnastics and lifestyle exercise based programs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and compose movement sequences according to given criteria;
  2. Design and deliver activities to enhance movement skills, participation and performance in rhythmic and expressive movement;
  3. Analyse movement sequences to provide appropriate feedback and instruction;
  4. Choreograph and perform movement experiences incorporating the elements of dance; and,
  5. Articulate and integrate safe practices in both instructional and performance environments.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Online Tests x 2
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 20%
Instructional Plan
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Instructional Experience
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Dance Video Tutorial

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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