Sport and Exercise Across the Lifespan

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport and Exercise Across the Lifespan

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This introductory unit which focuses on the impact of development and aging on exercise and sport participation across the lifespan, beginning with childhood and continuing with each major life stage through to old age. You will explore the factors influencing growth, development of fundamental motor development, influence of growth and development on exercise participation, the contribution of exercise to health, bone health, body composition and the importance of exercise for healthy aging.


    Learning Outcomes
    Successful completion of this unit requires students to provide evidence of the ability to:

    1. Describe the developmental changes across the lifespan and apply knowledge of the effect of growth and development on performance on exercise performance;
    2. Analyse and evaluate the exercise recommendations and guidelines across the lifespan as they relate to the development and assessment of skill, talent development, strength, fitness and physiological and mental capacity across the lifespan;
    3. Recognise and evaluate the injuries or conditions that commonly present during certain stages of growth and development;
    4. Apply written communication skills, teamwork & collaboration skills and oral presentation skills

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