Performance Studies 2: Dance and Athletics

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Performance Studies 2: Dance and Athletics

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the development of human physical capacities such as strength, power, flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness. Competence is required in a range of dance activities (including social, dancesport, progressive dances and music interpretation) and athletics (including track and field, physiology, biomechanics and psychology). This subject is designed for students completing the Health and Physical Education major.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    A. Evaluate the relationships between human motor development and the performance of skills and movement patterns in dance and athletics
    B. Demonstrate competence in the performance of dance, track and field activities
    C. Analyse the relationships between the mechanical, physiological, sociological and behavioural aspects of performance in dance and athletics
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and application of a range of track and field event rules
    E. Apply the biomechanical and physiological aspects of athletics from an education / teaching / coaching perspective including relevant safety factors.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:
    Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health; (1.0)
    Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health; (2.0)
    Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions; (3.0)
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change; (6.0)
    Content
    Social dance and DanceSport techniques including Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Samba
    Progressive dances including Rhythm Social Dance and Progressive Jive
    Advanced social dance skills ? footwork, stance, alignments, posture
    Music interpretation ? beat values and bars, tempo, timing and rhythm
    Combining dance steps
    Verbal and non-verbal communication, leading and following
    Strategies for learning and creating dance steps and sequences
    Track and field techniques
    Physiology, biomechanics and psychology of track and field activities
    Teaching track and field skills
    Developing training plans
    Medical aspects of track and field
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Module A: Dance - Theory Assessment
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A and C
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0
    Weight: 10%
    Assessment task 2: Module A: Dance - Practical Assessment
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B and C
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
    Weight: 40%
    Assessment task 3: Module B: Athletics - Teaching / Coaching / Participation
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C, D and E
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 6.0
    Weight: 15%
    Assessment task 4: Module B: Athletics - Theory Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, C and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0
    Weight: 15%
    Assessment task 5: Module B: Athletics - Carnival Management and Practical Test
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 6.0
    Weight: 20%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.