HPSCI101-21A (TGA)

Introduction to Human Performance Science

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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: courtney.kelly@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The Performance Monitoring and Exercise Prescription component will include the introduction of strength & conditioning principles and analysis techniques using different technologies. The Physiology component will include an introduction to basic human anatomy in relation to human movement (taught through lab classes) and an overview of exercise physiology. The Biomechanics and Injury Prevention component will include an introduction to biomechanics, functional anatomy, and injury prevention principles. The Psychology component will include an introduction to the fundamental role of the brain in human movement. The Data Analysis component will include an introduction to three main data analysis approaches and methods.
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Paper Structure

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This paper includes one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour laboratory session per week, except for the first week where no laboratory sessions will take place.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Describe common methods of testing used in Health, Sport and Human Performance in both laboratory and field settings.
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic training principles in relation to periodisation.
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  • Describe fundamental research methods and statistical data analysis used in human performance science.
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  • Describe principles of nutrition and its basic application in human performance science.
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  • Apply basic biomechanical principles and concepts to human movement and injury prevention.
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  • Explain the role of the brain in controlling and optimising movement and human performance.
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Assessment

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This paper contains five assessments outlined below. These include two online quizzes, one in-class test, one group assignment and one final exam.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Moodle Quiz 1
25 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. In Class Test
16 Apr 2021
No set time
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Assignment One (Group)
6 May 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Moodle Quiz 2
20 May 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Kenney, W. L., Wilmore, J., & Costill, D. (2015). Physiology of Sport and Exercise 6th Edition: Human Kinetics.

Hall S. J. (2012). Basic Biomechanics: McGraw-Hill

Bahr. (2012) The IOC Manual of Sports Injuries An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries in Physical Activity. John Wiley & Sons.

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Other Resources

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McGinnis P.M. (2013). Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise. 3rd Edition: Human Kinetics.

Human Kinetics.Visible Body- Anatomy and Physiology (in the Library Datasets)

An introduction to each human body system. Anatomy and physiology presented in 3D model sets, 3D animations and illustrations for 12 units: Cells and tissues, Integumentary, Skeleton and joints, Muscle types, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive.

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices. It is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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This paper has an expectation of 150 hours (equates to 12.5 hours per week) of class time and independent study. While these 150 hours are a University wide requirement and reflect professional commitment, absences can create problems not only for your learning progress but also for your student colleagues. If you know in advance that you will be absent from a lecture or laboratory, then you must advise the lecturer.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper provides an introduction to Human Performance Science, and therefore links to all subsequent papers in this major.
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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SPLS103 and SPLS104

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