The benefits of being physically active are significant for both individuals and the whole community. It is critical, therefore, that a concerted effort is made to increase the physical activity levels and to provide opportunities for all Tasmanians to be physically active as part of their everyday life (Tasmanian Physical Activity Plan, 2011).
Health professionals can be involved in organising and managing physical activity in a range of contexts. One such context is the community - sport, physical activity and recreation. This context requires the professional to demonstrate particular organisation and administration skills. Professionals working within these environments are expected to identify clearly stated objectives as well as plan and administer valuable and worthwhile experiences for the participants. In doing so they need to select challenging activities/events, arrange suitable equipment and facilities, and ensure that safety requirements are met. Another important consideration is the strategic deployment of human resources for sporting events/carnivals. This unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills for the organisation of sport, physical activity and recreation activities within the community. In addition, this unit will provide students with the opportunity to better understand physical activity in community settings and gain "hands-on" experience in planning and implementing community based physical activity experiences.
Against this background, the unit will provide students with the opportunity to better understand physical activity in community settings and to gain some "hands-on" experience in planning and implementing community based physical activity experiences.
|Unit name||Organisation in Community Sport and Recreation|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Dr. Casey Mainsbridge
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Identify, analyse, interpret patterns of community participation in physical activity, sport, and recreation, and respond to these patterns through appropriate program development.
- Recognise and understand the range of settings in which physical activity, health, and sport programs can occur, and demonstrate the ability to interact and engage others within these settings.
- Plan and implement a community based physical activity, health, or sporting program, carnival, or event that supports participation and learning.
- Plan and implement safety practices in conducting a physical activity, health, or sporting program, carnival, or event. Plan to cater for high needs groups.
- Evaluate a physical activity, health, or sporting program, carnival, or event to learning and outcomes.
Weekly lecture (1 hour; 13 weeks)
Task 1: Models for physical activity participation – Review of literature, 1000 words (25%)
Task 2: Program plan, evaluation, and reflection, 2000 words (50%)
Task 3: Final Exam, 2 hours (25%)
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