Body in Motion 1
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the role of the musculoskeletal system, including neurological and non-muscular components, and the effect of internal and external forces applied to these structures throughout movement.
- Explain the theories and principles associated with the control of movement.
- Explain the role of the reflexes, vision and kinaesthesis in the learning and control of motor skills.
- Classify physical activities and explain limitations of motor performance and physical work capacity.
- Defining Movement and Skilled Action
- Standardising Measuring Performance
- Muscle Function Characteristics of Movement
- Neural Mechanisms in Planning and Initiating Movements
- Visual, Proprioceptive and Vestibular Systems
- Attention and Learning
- Learning and Developing Expertise: Practice Factors
- Cognitive Theories of Motor Control
- Self-Organising Theories of Motor Control
- Stress and Anxiety
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
We rely on skilled movements to take care of ourselves, to work and also to participate in sports and recreational activities. In this course, you’ll discover what’s required to learn and perform the motor skills we rely on in life. Gain the skills to create effective programs to improve your movement skills or to improve movement in clients that you train or coach.
Explore approaches to analyse motor skills and measuring their performance. Discover how brain and sensory processes work to control the muscles that move the body. Study research and scientific evidence that proves how factors such as instruction, demonstration, practice scheduling and practice organisation can improve performance. You’ll also examine theoretical models that describe how humans learn and control skilled movements, as well as how humans perform under stress or anxiety.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
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