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Physical Education

5 Sessions of 3 hours each....For MAXIMUM benefit it is recommended that all 5 sessions are attended.


Week 1 Mon Oct 1 - Fri Oct 5: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm NO VACANCIES

Week 2 Mon Oct 8 - Fri Oct 12: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Day 1.
What are the sources of energy for physical performance? Sources of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, protein.
Chemical breakdown of nutrients: glucose, glycogen, free fatty acids.
Aerobic and anaerobic energy: ATPCP system, lactic acid system, oxygen system. 
Contribution of energy systems in specific activities. Acute response to exercise.

Day 2. 
Effects of training and evaluation on physical performance.
Chronic responses to aerobic & anaerobic training. Analysis of energy demands of sport & training prescriptions. 
Measurement & monitoring of fitness. Training principles and methods.

Day 3. 
How can specific physiological factors affect performance? 
Body stature & composition. 
Environmental considerations & Performance. Nutrition & physical performance. Patterns of physical activity. Population trends in physical activity. 
Determinants of, & barriers to physical activity. Health benefits of physical activity.

Day 4. 
How skill is acquired. Factors affecting learning. Psychology of Learning and performance of physical skills.

Day 5. 
How can biomechanics improve skilled performance? Motion. Speed. Summation of force, direction & impact. Leverage. Equilibrium. Centre of mass. Technology & performance

A critical look at past exam questions will be integrated into all sessions.


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