Course details

The Future of Sports – Advanced

Year level

9 - 10

Duration

1 Day

Level

Intermediate

Max students

56

Course details

The Future of Sports – Advanced

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: Sports Science, Exercise and Health sciences
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Health and Physical Education, Digital Technologies, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: VO2 Max Testing Equipment, Virtual and Mixed Realities, Speed Gates and Jump Mat, Xsens Motion Capture Suit

Introduction
Accurate health and fitness testing is a critical part of successful athletic performance. Technology is widely used in sports and health science to collect data from athletes and report back on their abilities. The use of technology and the application of sports science principles has seen huge changes to sporting performance and a reduction in injuries.

Program Summary
Through this program, students will experience technology used at an elite level to evaluate and improve athletic performance such as VO2 max testing, biomechanical analysis using motion capture suits and virtual reality. Through this experience, they will develop an understanding of the impact this technology can have on health, fitness, injury prevention, return to sport, and performance enhancement.
Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:

  • Explore how technology is influencing sports and exercise
  • Participate in a VO2 max test and evaluate their fitness data
  • Evaluate movement using motion capture technology and video analysis
  • Use virtual and mixed reality to observe human anatomy
  • Design a solution to a real-world problem presented by professionals working in Sports Science
  • Explore future education and career opportunities

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