Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) is a Content Endorsed Course, which can be studied as an elective in Years 9 and 10. PASS aims to enhance students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others. Students participate in a wide range of physical activities, in order to develop key understandings about how and why we move and how to enhance quality and enjoyment of movement.
What will you be taught?
The course includes modules selected from each of the following three areas of study:
Foundations of Physical Activity
- Body systems and energy for physical activity
- Physical fitness
- Fundamentals of movement skill development
- Nutrition and physical activity
Physical Activity and Sport in Society
- Physical activity and sport for specific groups
- Issues in physical activity and sport
Enhancing Participation and Performance
- Enhancing performance – strategies and techniques
Who can you ask for more information?
Mrs Karam, Ms Reilly-Brown, Ms Baldwin.
What types of assessments will be used to determine your final mark?
Theory assessment tasks include individual or group research tasks, examinations and in-class tasks. Practical assessment tasks involve an individual or group evaluation of the students’ skill level across a range of selected sporting contexts. Students will be provided with an assessment schedule but may also access assessment due dates in the assessment tab on the school website.
There is a $10 fee that is included with this subject, which is used to purchase textbooks and sporting equipment.
It is recommended that students have interest and ability in particularly the practical component of the PDHPE course. This course may lead to a career in fitness coaching, personal training, sports management, physiotherapy and physical education careers.