Human Performance Science Papers at Tauranga (2024)

The Human Performance Science major represents a distinctive approach to sport and exercise science. It is based on four pillars; namely, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, biomechanics and injury prevention, and psychology. 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 first major for the Bachelor of Sport and Human Performance (BSHP). Human Performance Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Performance Science as a single major for the BSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Performance Science, including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete BIOMD101, HPSCI101; 60 points from HPSCI202, HPSCI203, HPSCI204, HPSCI205, HPSCI206, or HPSCI207; and 45 points from HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303, HPSCI304, HPSCI306 or SDCOA304.

To complete Human Performance Science as part of a double major for the BSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 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 BIOMD101, HPSCI101; 45 points from HPSCI202, HPSCI203, HPSCI204, HPSCI205, HPSCI206, or HPSCI207; and 45 points from HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303, HPSCI304, HPSCI306 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 Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOMD101Introduction to Human Biology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology.
    BIOMD101Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper will introduce the student to the basics of human anatomy and physiology. He whakataki tenei pepa i te hunga tauira ki nga tuapapa o te matai tinana me te matai whaiaroaro o te ira tangata.
    HELTH120Navigating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores Hauora in Aotearoa from Maori and Pacific perspectives. Students will develop an understanding of the significance, relevance, and adoption of cultural concepts and perspectives, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi, and a range of Maori and Pacific hauora models and frameworks in national, regional, and loca...
    HPSCI101Introduction to Human Performance Science15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    HELTH220Facilitating Hauora in Aotearoa and the Pacific15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores conceptual and applied understandings of Maori and Pacific health and wellbeing, with a focus on dual impacts of colonisation and social determinants of health. It also explores the relationship between traditional whenua-based practices of hauora and their relevance to modern society. Underpinning the paper is ...
    HPSCI203Nutrition for Health and Exercise15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    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 Prevention15.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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.
    HPSCI204Biomechanics in Sport: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanical Principles15.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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.
    HPSCI205Exercise Prescription15.024A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to the study of safe and effective exercise prescription to meet a range of health, fitness, and performance goals across different populations.
    HPSCI206Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper addresses key psychological aspects of 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 and exercise. Topics will include confidence and motivation, goal setting, resil...
    HPSCI207Exercise Physiology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper examines human physiology in the context of exercise. Short and long term responses of physiological systems will be examined with a focus on adaptations that support wellbeing and performance.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    HPSCI301Advanced Exercise Physiology and Prescription15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    The paper critically examines complex physiological mechanisms and explores innovative strategies to manipulate these mechanisms to enhance fitness, performance and health.
    HPSCI301Advanced Exercise Physiology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    The paper critically examines complex physiological mechanisms and explores innovative strategies to manipulate these mechanisms to enhance fitness, performance and health.
    HPSCI303Advanced Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    The paper critically examines the theoretical/biomechanical concepts involved in analysing and monitoring human movement to enhance health and performance outcomes.
    HPSCI304Advanced Strength Conditioning and Exercise Prescription15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores tecnological innovations in sport and human performance. It aims to investigate the various forms of technologies used to measure and monitor human performance in sport.
    HPSCI304Advanced Strength Conditioning and Exercise Prescription15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores technological innovations in sport and human performance. It aims to investigate the various forms of technologies used to measure and monitor human performance in sport.
    SDCOA304Analysing Coaching for Learning15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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.
    SDCOA304Advances in Coaching Practice15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am

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