EXERSCI 309 : Practicum in the Exercise Sciences
2021 Semester One (1213) (15 POINTS)
This course is designed to give students in the Department of Exercise Sciences the opportunity to practice within a work-related setting the knowledge and skills that they have acquired through their studies. Students are expected to conduct themselves as professionals in their practicum environments, as well as to theoretically analyse aspects of their experience and to communicate this analysis in ways that will be assessed by the course co-ordinators. A minimum of 120 hours of work is required to fulfil the practicum component of this paper. It is envisaged that students will follow their own interests when designing their practicum project and will accept personal responsibility for making this a worthwhile experience for themselves. Practicum placement options are available within the Department of Exercise Sciences but students are also encouraged to create their own opportunities. The student and a nominated supervisor will agree upon the details and specific goals of the project.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Critically discuss the culture, professional practices, and performance expectations of a practicum project in exercise sciences. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Critically analyse and theoretically discuss scientific aspects of a practicum project in exercise sciences. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Present findings of a practicum project in exercise sciences. (Capability 2, 4 and 5)
- Develop and demonstrate research skills and apply discipline knowledge and techniques to address questions in exercise sciences. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
- Work independently and report the progression and development toward aims of a practicum project. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
For this course, you can expect 30 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 90 hours of work on the project and/or assignment preparation.
Campus Experience or Online
This course is offered in two delivery modes:
Attendance is required at scheduled activities including labs/clinics to receive credit for components of the course.
The course will not include live online events including group discussions/tutorials.
Attendance on campus is required for the test.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Attendance is required at scheduled online activities including tutorials to receive credit for components of the course.
The course will include live online events including group discussions/tutorials and these will be recorded.
Attendance on campus is required for the test.
Where possible, study material will be released progressively throughout the course.
This course runs to the University semester/quarter timetable and all the associated completion dates and deadlines will apply.
During the course Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the staff responsible for the course and staff-student consultative committees.
At the end of the course students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback.
Your feedback helps to improve the course and its delivery for all students.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
The content and delivery of content in this course are protected by copyright. Material belonging to others may have been used in this course and copied by and solely for the educational purposes of the University under license.
You may copy the course content for the purposes of private study or research, but you may not upload onto any third party site, make a further copy or sell, alter or further reproduce or distribute any part of the course content to another person.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
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If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and your assessment is fair, and not compromised. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the University Website for information about how to proceed.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.