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SPEX316 Practicum

Practicums, internships and placements offer students the chance to apply knowledge from their degree to support their development of professional 'knowing' and judgement.

Paper title Practicum
Paper code SPEX316
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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54 200-level SPEX points and a further 18 200-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Only available to students in the Physical Education, Activity and Health; Exercise and Sport Science; or Sports Development and Management major subjects.

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinators: Marguerita Lazar, and Emily Scott

Paper Structure

This paper can be completed either as a placement or by a variety of practicum courses. Please note that practicum opportunities vary within each semester, therefore students should contact the course co-ordinators if wishing to complete this paper in a single semester.


There is no compulsory textbook. A reading list will be provided where relevant to complement each aspect of the paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Examine how exercise, sport and health organisations function in national and international settings (global perspective)
  • Assimilate theoretical, practice-based, ethical and situational data to arrive at workable solutions that meet organisational or client goals (critical thinking, teamwork)
  • Analyse and make informed comment on their own and others' professional practices in an organisation, through experience and reflection (research, critical thinking)
  • Build productive working relationships with group members and colleagues (teamwork, communication)
  • Articulate the relevance of previous personal and educational experiences to the situated (course internship or placement) environment (lifelong learning)
  • Improve skills in listening, reading, reasoning, and questioning that enable independent learning (self-motivation)
  • Develop skills in presenting and communicating written and verbal information on issues related to particular sport, exercise or health organisations and their practices (communication)

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system