Core Module 2: Factors Affecting Performance

Core Module 2: Factors Affecting Performance

How does training affect performance?

Module Description

This compulsory module examines the factors that affect performance. In this module, students explore the physical and psychological bases of performance. They experience and critically analyse approaches to training and skill development and investigate the contributions of psychology, nutrition and recovery strategies to performance.

In this module, students investigate the following critical questions:

• How does training affect performance?
• How can psychology affect performance?
• How can nutrition and recovery strategies affect performance?
• How does the acquisition of skill affect performance?

This module enables students to take action to influence their own performance and enhance that of others through coaching applications.

Opportunity is provided in the HSC option Improving Performance for more detailed consideration of factors affecting performance and the considerations of a coach in supporting the performance of athletes.


A student:

H7 explains the relationship between physiology and movement potential

H8 explains how a variety of training approaches and other interventions enhance performance and safety in physical activity

H9 explains how movement skill is acquired and appraised

H10 designs and implements training plans to improve performance

H11 designs psychological strategies and nutritional plans in response to individual performance needs

H16 devises methods of gathering, interpreting and communicating information about health and physical activity concepts

H17 selects appropriate options and formulates strategies based on a critical analysis of the factors that affect performance and safe participation.

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.