This subject will enable students to develop knowledge of pertinent and contemporary issues in physical activity, sport and recreation in education and in the sports industry both in Australia and globally. Students are provided with a range of theoretical tools with which to critically analyse issues and to develop a strong appreciation of the complex place of physical activity in society. Students evaluate sources of knowledge related to physical activity and sport and further develop skills in critical thinking. In addition, students will explore, assess and evaluate the relationship between theory and current issues in their preferred field. Some issues dealt with include ethics, gender, Indigeneity, religion, drugs, race, traditional sporting practices and the emergence of youth cultures in physical activity.
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
- Discussing the five most commonly used theories in physical activity (ie. functionalist theory, critical theory, feminist theories, interactionist theories, and conflict theory);
- A discussion on critical reading and thinking skills;
- Sport, socialisation and school sport;
- Gender issues in physical activity;
- Violence and deviance in sport;
- Race, ethnicity and religion in physical activity;
- Drugs in sport;
- Internationalism, globalisation and sport as big business;
- Sport, the body and identities;
- Sport and the environment;
- Sport and social division;
- The future and politics of sports.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.