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Evans River K-12 School

Evans River K-12 School

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Senior PDHPE

The Preliminary course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. This includes current thinking about health and physical activity, the management of personal health and basic body movement. Students have the opportunity to select two options from a range of practical options in areas such as first aid, outdoor recreation, composing and performing and fitness choices.

In the Preliminary course the core topics are:

  • Meaning of Health and Physical Activity
  • Better Health for Individuals
  • The Body in Motion

The optional component includes two options each from: First Aid, Composition and Performance, Fitness Choices, Outdoor Recreation.

In the HSC course, the focus is on major issues related to Australia's health status. They also look at factors that affect physical performance. They undertake two optional study areas from a range of choices including investigating the health of young people or of groups experiencing health inequities. In other options, students focus on improved performance and safety, by learning about sports medicine. There is also an opportunity to think critically about the factors that impact on sport and physical activity in Australian society.

The HSC covers core topics: Health Priorities in Australia, Factors Affecting Performance.

The optional component includes two options each from: the Health of Young People, Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Society, Sport Medicine, Improving Performance, Equity and Health.

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