Human Performance Science (2018)

The Human Performance Science major represents a distinctive approach to sport and exercise science. It is based on three pillars, namely, performance physiology, performance psychology and performance monitoring and exercise prescription. The science of human performance extends beyond high performance sport and includes links to the general population, movement-related professions, exercise, nutrition and physical health.

Human Performance Science is available as a major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance. Human Performance Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Performance Science as a single major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Performance Science, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete HPSCI101, STATS111, HPSCI201, HPSCI202, HPSCI203, HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303 and SDCOA304.

To complete Human Performance Science as part of a double major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Human Performance Science, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete HPSCI101, STATS111, HPSCI201, HPSCI202, HPSCI203, and 45 points from HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303 or SDCOA304.

To complete a minor in Human Performance Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Performance Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE101Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of populations and determinants of health in New Zealand and global contexts.
    HPSCI101Introduction to Human Performance Science18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will include an overview of the three different cornerstones of the Human Performance Science major. These cornerstones include; Performance Monitoring and Exercise Prescription, Performance Physiology and Performance Psychology.
    HSHUP102The Fundamentals of Coaching and Instruction18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper develops an introductory working knowledge of coaching and instructing including communication and management strategies, and how to create environments that support the diverse learning needs of individuals and groups.
    SDCOA101Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud...
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HPSCI201Exercise Physiology and Prescription18A (Hamilton)
    The focus is to critically examine the physiological mechanisms and adaptations that enhance (and limit) the effective prescription of exercise to develop the various components of physical fitness and health.
    HPSCI202Psychomotor Learning and PerformanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HPSCI203Nutrition for Health and Exercise18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will include an overview of nutrition in the context of sport and health related settings, with focus on understanding the roles of macro and micro-nutrients, energy balance, measurement of resting, exercising energy expenditure, chronic lifestyle related disease and influences on current diet practices.
    HPSCI204Biomechanics In Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers basic biomechanics concepts, including static mechanics, dynamic mechanics, kinematics, and kinetics. Injury mechanics, prevention and rehabilitation principles and practices are also addressed in the context of sport.
    HSHUP201Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper addresses key psychological aspects of health, sport and human performance. Select psychological concepts are covered to develop knowledge, understanding and skills important to a broad range of career and leadership pathways within and beyond sport, health and exercise. Topics will include confidence and motivation, go...
    MAORI204Maori and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing18A (Hamilton)
    This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Maori and Indigenous perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human Performance and Indigenous communities.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HPSCI301Advanced Exercise PhysiologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HPSCI302Advances in Human Performance PsychologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HPSCI303Advanced Performance Analysis and Exercise PrescriptionThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HPSCI304Sport Technology and Human PerformanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HSHUP301Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 1This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    HSHUP302Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 2This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    SDCOA304Analysing Coaching for Learning18A (Hamilton)
    This paper critically examines the instructional strategies and practices adopted to promote effective instruction in selected settings. A range of technologies to support the analysis and reflection process are utilised. Students will have the opportunity to apply these in a broad range of coaching and instructional settings.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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