Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Carson

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in PED21F an advantage but not essential.
14 credits in Level 2 English and 14 credits in Level 2 Science an advantage but not essential.

This course leads on from PED21F and deepens the student's Physical Education knowledge as it relates to movement, sport, and society. Students apply this knowledge (theoretically and practically) in the following topics:

1. Safety Management - analyse issues, discuss safety management practices and participate in a sea kayaking experience to the Marlborough Sounds.

2. Crossfit Training Programme - evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme. 

3. Lifelong Wellbeing - evaluate physical activity experiences and devise strategies for continued participation in physical activity.

4. Practical Assessment - produce a quality performance in a 5km run, 400m swim, or Ultimate Frisbee.


1. Sociology in Sport - examine an event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society.

2. Analysis of Ultimate Frisbee Skills - perform the skills, identify anatomy and biomechanics involved in improving performance, analyse the role of biomechanics in performance. 

This is a University Entrance approved subject. Through this course, you will develop written skills in critical discussion, analysis, and evaluation as well as developing your interpersonal skills.

All assessments are Achievement Standards and internally assessed. A device is required if the student wishes to complete these assessments electronically.

Future Possibilities
This course will prepare students for future academic and vocational opportunities in the Physical Education, sport, recreation, and fitness industries. Examples include Physical Education, Sport Coaching or Sport Science degrees (Otago, Canterbury, Waikato, Massey, AUT), Gym Instruction course at Ara or NZ Institute of Sport, work in the fitness/recreation industry, and continued personal development in the areas studied.

Learning Areas:

Health & Physical Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Should the student opt to go on the Sea Kayaking Trip to the Marlborough Sounds the cost is approximately $320 plus food