Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Physical Education 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. Lodge.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open to any students. There is no requirement to have previously studied Physical Education at Senior Level. 

Physical Education 301
The course has both practical and theory lessons.

Units covered in term one require students to reflect on previous physical activity and experiences and the impact these have had on their wellbeing. They will need to create strategies to keep themselves active in the future. Alongside this topic students will complete a practical unit developing their skills in badminton. They will need to complete skills training and then play a round robin singles tournament to play other students in the classroom.

Fitness is the focus of term two. Students will complete a 5 week fitness training programme. Pre and post fitness tests are carried out so that students can analyse the effectiveness of the programme. Students work towards the tough guy girl challenge which is a 6km mud run. There is a theory component looking at muscles, energy systems and training methods/principles and also practical lessons doing fitness training sessions.

Term 3 has a focus on physical activity events, current trends or issues and the impact on society. For example how the Women's world cup being held in New Zealand has impacted our society or drugs in sport, gender in sport etc.

There is also an outdoor education unit looking at the Risk Management of an event and strategies that can be put in place.

Physical Education is a UE Approved Subject

Course Overview

Term 1
Evaluation of Personal Physical Activity Experiences to devise Strategies for Lifelong Well-being - Theory - 4 Credits

Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting - Badminton - Practical - 4 credits

Term 2
Evaluate the effectiveness of a Performance Improvement Programme - Practical and Theory - 4 Credits

Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting - 4km Run or Tough guy girl challenge - Practical - 4 credits (same as Badminton)

Term 3
Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue and its impact on New Zealand - Theory - 4 credits

Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies - Practical and Theory - 3 credits

Learning Areas:

Physical Education

Career Pathways

Sports Coach/Official, Professional Sportsperson, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Building and Construction Labourer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist

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