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VCE Physical Education follows theory-based work examining the biological, social and cultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity. Students research biomechanical and skill acquisition principles used to analyse human movement skills and energy production from a physiological perspective.  Students investigate interplay of the three energy systems to performance in physical activity, sport and exercise. Students analyse movement skills from a physiological, psychological and sociocultural perspective, and apply relevant training principles and methods to improve performance within physical activity at an individual, club and elite level. 

Unit 1:  The human body in motion

How does the musculoskeletal system work to produce movement?

How does the cardiorespiratory system function at rest and during physical activity?

Unit 2:   Physical activity, sport and society 

What are the relationships between physical activity, sport, health and society?

What are the contemporary issues associated with physical activity and sport?

Unit 3:   Movement skills and energy for physical activity

How are movement skills improved?

How does the body produce energy?

Unit 4:   Training to improve performance

What are the foundations of an effective training program?

How is training implemented effectively to improve fitness?

Career Options

Athlete, Sports Coach, Athlete Manager, Sports Editor, Chiropractor, Sports Commentator, Dietician, Sports Journalist, Fitness Centre Manager, Sports Medicine Practitioner, Fitness Instructor, Sports Psychologist, Nutritionist, Sport Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer, Sports Scientist, Physiologist, Sports Trainer