Perspectives On Physical Education

Unit code: SPE3005 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
SPE3007 - Critical Issues in Physical Education and Sport
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply their discipline-specific knowledge and skills acquired through their course to transition to careers in physical education and sport. This unit requires the knowledge and understanding of challenging and complex issues in physical education and sport. Building upon the knowledge and skill in first capstone unit, students will conduct a project exploring their personal conceptualisation of physical education and sport, explore the ethical dimensions of roles in physical education and sport, and develop knowledge and skills to enable them to be proactive and strategic in career planning in the physical education and associated industry sectors.

Topics explored include views of contemporary physical education and sport practice, changing understandings of physical education, professional ethics, career professional development, and physical education and exercise and sport science industry engagement.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge in order to anticipate and creatively solve problems related to professional practice;
  2. Determine and evaluate the ethical implications of professional practice in physical education and associated industry sectors;
  3. Articulate a personal conceptualisation of sport and physical education and advocate the importance of sport and physical education in the development of the whole person; and
  4. Derive ethical positions and coherently justify that position in relation to personal goals in work and learning.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 15%
Personal reflection
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Journal article response
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 25%
Case study analysis
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Multimedia presentation (group)

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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