EXERSCI 309 : Project in Exercise Sciences
2024 Summer School (1240) (15 POINTS)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to be involved with a research project or other supervised reflective practical experience within the Department of Exercise Sciences. Students are expected to conduct themselves as professionals in their chosen 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.
Students should discuss potential projects with an academic supervisor in the department. Students may wish to contribute to the design of their own project or fit into existing projects run by academic staff. Students will accept personal responsibility for making this a worthwhile experience for themselves. The student and a nominated supervisor will agree upon the details and specific goals of the project, and seek approval from the course coordinator before enrolment will be approved.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||People and Place|
|Capability 3:||Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 4:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 5:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 8:||Ethics and Professionalism|
- Discuss critically, the culture, professional practices, and performance expectations of the work environment in which they were involved. (Capability 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8)
- Provide evidence of the ability to critically analyse and theoretically discuss scientific aspects of the work in which they were involved. (Capability 3, 4 and 5)
- Present findings of a research article in exercise sciences. (Capability 6, 7 and 8)
- Identify and evaluate research questions related to the project. (Capability 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
- Write and present the progression and development toward aims of the project. (Capability 6 and 8)
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
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Exercise Sciences has a dedicated Tuākana space at the City Campus 301-183 . The Exercise Sciences Tuākana space consists of several personal computers, a collection of prescribed textbooks of Exercise Sciences courses, personal study and relaxing areas with access to shared kitchen facilities. Tuākana students  enrolled in any Exercise Sciences course are most welcome to make use of these facilities, not only to support their learning but also to build whanaungatanga. Feel free to contact Waruna, the Exercise Sciences Tuākana coordinator, on email@example.com for any questions.
This course is not timetabled. Time must be organized, in conjunction with the supervisor, when and where project work will be completed, which will depend on the nature of the project. Some projects may involve lab work or working outside the department, in which case a health and safety assessment will have been performed and students must adhere to the approved procedures and behave in a professional manner reflecting the values and standards of the University.
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
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.
This course is not timetabled. The student must take responsibility to organize times to meet with their supervisor and perform the work involved. The nature and location of the work will depend on the project.
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.
Access to lab equipment.
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.
Improve the communication between students and supervisors.
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 for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
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.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
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 course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.
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 students may be asked to submit 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. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.