HSHUP101-21A (TGA)

Foundations of Health, Sport and Human Performance

15 Points

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

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The aim of this course is for students to explore core skills required for university study, particularly as required across all three majors within the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance, namely Human Performance Science, Sport Development and Coaching, and Community Health. We will cover areas including; the principles of communication, academic computing skills, knowledge construction, academic and scientific literacy and writing, evaluating source materials, academic research skills, referencing/plagiarism.

The teaching takes place in a blended learning environment, using online resources to support classroom learning, and encouraging interaction between students.

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Paper Structure

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Each week there is a 1 hour lecture, and a 2 hour workshop, including time in the computer labs. There will be the
expectation that self-directed study is done outside of timetabled class time
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Source and assess external sources of information
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  • Identify the core arguments and evidence within a range of information sources
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  • Collect, manage and analyse basic quantitative data relating to exercise performance
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  • Assess the quality of data from a range of primary and secondary sources
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  • Plan, draft and edit written materials in both essay and report formats
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  • Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives
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  • Demonstrate key academic integrity skills
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. APA Referencing Check-Point
29 Mar 2021
2:30 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
2. Performance Lab Analysis
16 Apr 2021
2:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Literature Review
16 May 2021
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Kia Whakaata - Presentation
31 May 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Academic Integrity Modules
11 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
10
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Required Readings

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Schwartz, B. M., Landrum, E. R., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2012). An easy guide to APA style. Singapore, Republic of Singapore: Sage Publications, Inc.

Magdalinski, T. (2013). Study skills for sports studies (1st ed ed.). New York: Routledge.

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Online Support

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Learning materials will be placed under topic sections in moodle.
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper, so you should aim to spend 150 hours on this paper over the course of the semester. This includes attending lectures and workshops, completing online activities, preparing for lectures and tutorials and undertaking work on assessment tasks.
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