This unit (SPE3006) is designed to develop students' awareness and appreciation of the ethical dimensions and key principles as they are applied to contemporary issues in the sport science and physical education context. The unit will facilitate the development of students' abilities to analyse critically various issues, policies, laws, practices, and relationships within sport and physical education. Special attention will be paid to the development of ethical reasoning as it is practically applied to topics such as: anti-doping, sport technology, talent identification, coaching, diversity and anti-discrimination (e.g., gender, sexuality, transgender, intersex, race, religion, disability), children's rights and protection; and player development and welfare.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Distinguish and apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning in the sport science and physical education context;  
  2. Evaluate ethically issues, policies, practices and relationships in sport science and physical education; and,  
  3. Respond to ethical predicaments in oral and written form.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Personal reflection 20%
Report 1 x 1200 word written report 40%
Presentation Group Oral Presentation 40%

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