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SPEX516 Practicum

A 360-hour practical experience in the sport development and management field.

The paper provides students with supervised leadership and professional development opportunities in a range of workplace, community-based and on-campus settings. Run as a co-requisite with SPEX 517, these papers are intended to help ‘scaffold’ students from the tertiary to professional workplace environments. Practicums and internships offer students the chance to apply knowledge from their degree to support their development of professional ‘knowing’ and judgement.

Paper title Practicum
Paper code SPEX516
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points 30 points 30 points 30 points 30 points 30 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 November 2019 - 20 February 2020), First Semester, Second Semester, 1st Non standard period (1 November 2019 - 20 February 2020), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,433.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,275.00

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Corequisite
SPEX 517
Limited to
Limited to: MSpDM
Contact

Graduate co-ordinator, Sport Development and Management (physical-education@otago.ac.nz)

Teaching staff

Staff involved with the paper are:

  1. A member of staff from the workplace where practicum/placement is undertaken.
  2. A staff member from the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science managing the practicum
  3. SPEX 516 co-ordinator - SPDM graduate programme leader (to be confirmed)

Textbooks

Students will be provided with internship and coursework practicum materials that outline required reading, student and supervisor responsibilities and clarify assignment requirements.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork, Lifelong learning, Self-motivation, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Assimilate theoretical, practice-based, ethical and situational data to arrive at workable solutions that meet client and organisational goals
  2. Examine how exercise, sport and health organisations function in national and international settings
  3. Analyse and make informed comment on their own and others' professional practices in an organisation, through experience and reflection
  4. Build productive working relationships with group members and placement colleagues
  5. Articulate the relevance of previous personal and educational experiences to the situated environment
  6. Improve skills in listening, reading, reasoning, and questioning that enable independent learning
  7. Develop skills in presenting and communicating written and verbal information on issues related to particular sport, exercise or health organisations and their practices

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 November 2019 - 20 February 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (1 November 2019 - 20 February 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard