Course details

Sports Science

Year level

9–10 (and VCE)

Duration

1–4 hours

Level

Intermediate

Max students

26

Course details

Sports Science

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: Sports Science, Exercise and Health sciences
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Health and Physical Education, Digital Systems, VCE PE Unity 1 – Area of Study 2, VCE PE Unit 3 – Area of Study 2
TECHNOLOGY USED: Jump mats, speed gates, iPads, Blazepods, Cosmed K5 Portable VO2 Max Testing Equipment, Biomechanical Analysis Software, Heart Rate Monitors, Virtual and Mixed Reality

Introduction
The impact of advancing technology and innovation is changing how we train and play sport. In this program, students will explore how science and technology are impacting the sports and fitness industries. Through hands on activities, students will experience new ways to exercise and assess performance and understand the impact of new and developing technology on sport and exercise.

Understanding how the cardiovascular and respiratory systems work together to meet the demands of the body during exercise is critical to evaluating fitness and performance, particularly at elite levels of sport. The VO2 max test gives accurate information on physiological changes during exercise and is an effective way to test cardiorespiratory fitness.

Program Summary
Students will explore how science and technology are impacting the sports and fitness industries. Through hands on activities, students will experience new ways to exercise and assess performance and understand the impact of new and developing technology on sport and exercise. This program is designed as an introduction to new technologies relating to sport and exercise, and to increase awareness of careers in Sports Science.

In this program, students will undertake or observe a VO2 max test using industry standard testing equipment. Students will evaluate the data obtained by the test to understand the changes that occur in the body during intense exercise, and how this information can be useful to athletes.

Students will observe the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in virtual and mixed realities to see gas exchange in action and view blood flow around the body.

 

Career Links:
Health Professionals, Sports Scientists, Exercise Professionals, Data Analysts, Sport Technologists.