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.

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SPE1100 - Principles of Movement Development

SPE1200 - Applied Movement Science

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.  


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

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