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In physical education, the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals and communities. By learning in, through and about movement, students gain an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and that it can contribute to people’s pleasure and enhance their lives. They learn to understand, appreciate, and move their bodies, relate positively to others, and demonstrate constructive attitudes and values. This learning takes place as they engage in play, games, sport, exercise, recreation, adventure, and expressive movement in diverse physical and social environments. Physical education encourages students to engage in movement experiences that promote and support the development of physical and social skills. It fosters critical thinking and action and enables students to understand the role and significance of physical activity for individuals and society. 

Students of Physical Education can pursue further study and careers in a wide range of areas, including: High performance sport, coaching, sport management, sport and recreation planning and administration, community health, physiotherapy, medicine, teaching, sport psychology, personal training, sports journalism, researcher, to list only a few.

Level 1 Physical Education:
Physical Education at Level 1 is designed as a discovery programme that incorporates both practical and theoretical components. The programme focuses on enhancing well-being and performance of the individual while providing leadership opportunities to enhance the well-being and performance of others. To do this students build fundamental knowledge in the areas of; biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, Hauora and health promotion and apply the knowledge to contexts that they find relevant and interesting. 

Level 2 Physical Education:
Students who succeed in the Level two Phys Ed programme will demonstrate a high level of understanding and application of biophysical principles and be competent in designing training programmes for specific purposes, for specific training phases. Biophysical principles include; principles and methods of training, exercise physiology and sport psychology. You will have an understanding of the biomechanical, physical (Newtonian), anatomical and physiological factors influencing sport and how to take advantage of this knowledge to enhance your own or others performance. You will also develop an understanding towards effective leadership and group processes in physical activity. This course is still largely practical, with all units involving physical exploration and application of new concepts. During the year you will dedicate a significant period of time to improving your own performance in a sport which you will be assessed against national standards for, your opportunities to further develop leadership skills will be abundant, and you will have a growing appreciation of how significant sport, leisure and recreation is to the local and national community.

Level 3 Physical Education:
The level 3 programme builds on the emerging understanding of the role sport, leisure and recreation plays in global economies, politics and well-being of the world’s citizens. Students will be critical thinkers on issues that have wide-spread implications for local, national and international communities. Students of this course will also be critical thinkers and analysts of their own physical performance and programmes to enhance performance. A significant allocation of the year is dedicated to performing a sport against national standards. Students will be given opportunities to continue to build on their leadership skills and implement a programme to enhance the well-being of student groups in the Ōtaki community.

 
 
 


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