How various applications of technology have influenced the way that sport is played. Students will be required to critique the relationship of sport and technology from a multidisciplinary perspective.
This paper will consider new and emerging ways in which athletic behaviour can be measured and modified.
|Paper title||Sport Technology|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$950.18|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,200.00|
- PHSE 202
- PHSE 531
- Students with equivalent approved experience may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences' website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Chris Button
- Paper Structure
- A combination of stimulus lectures, seminar discussions, practical workshops and offsite
visits will be used. The range of topics that the paper typically covers includes:
- Ethics of sport technology
- Sports and fitness equipment
- Technologies of the body
- Nutrition and doping
- Practice-enhancing technologies
- Industry applications of sport technology
- Ross, S. (2008). Higher, Further, Faster: Is Technology Improving Sport. John Wiley
& Sons, Ltd.
A supplementary reading list will be provided in the course manual, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Provide a historical overview of changing sport technologies and predict some likely directions for sports technology to develop in the future
- Critically appraise how technology has changed the ways in which sport and exercise are participated, watched and marketed
- Debate the ethics/fairness of the role of technology in modern sport and provide a balanced analysis of how technology can impact upon sports performance
- Demonstrate a range of effective communication and presentation skills (e.g. verbal, written, individual and group presentations)
- Develop independent learning skills and demonstrate creative problem solving