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HSE204 - Motor Learning and Development

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, M320, E377 and H300 and D391 students completing the Sport Coaching major sequence.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Ashlee Hendy

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Peter Kremer




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1-hour seminars plus 7 x 2-hour practicals

Cloud (online): 4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1-hr seminars (delivered online) plus 2 x 1-day practical intensives scheduled on 2 weekends in trimester.


^There are significant campus requirements for Cloud (online) students


This unit provides an introduction to concepts in human motor learning, motor control, motor development and physical growth. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms and fundamental processes underlying the learning of motor skills and to show how motor development is influenced by physical growth. Application of motor learning, motor development and physical growth concepts, to selected aspects of skill acquisition and remediation of skill in work, sport and everyday living are considered.


Assessment task 1: Practical reports (4 x 500 words each) 40%

Assessment task 2: Online MCQ’s (4 x 5% each) 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Spittle, M. (2013). Motor learning and skill acquisition: Applications in physical education and sport. Melbourne: Palgrave-MacMillan

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