HSC Options


This page provides you with a small blurb and relevant websites in regards to the options available to stage 6 PDHPE students. In addition to the two HSC cores (60% course time), students must complete two HSC options (20% each of course time).



Option1: The Health of Young PeopleDSC_4957.jpg


Examines the nature of young people’s lives and the developmental factors that significantly influence their health. Students discover that there is much that can be done to support the health of young people and hey critically analyse the level of support currently available

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Youth.NSW
www.youth.nsw.gov.au
Information on available youth services
ReachOut
www.reachout.com
Information on issues affecting young Australians



Option 2: Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Societyclarke470.jpg


Examines the socio-cultural perspectives of sport and physical activity in Australian society. Students explore the changes in sport and physical activity over time and how sport is important in shaping people’s values and beliefs about national identity, gender and culture.

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Current URL
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Australian Sport Commission
www.ausport.gov.au
Information about Australian sports and current topics
Creative Spirits
www.creativespirits.info
Information on Indigenous athletes and traditional games



Option 3: Sports medicineankle.jpg


Focuses on the specific issues of prevention, assessment, management of and recovery from sports injury. Students examine how the extent and intensity of sports participation relates to the incidence of sports injuries. As a result of studying this option, students will be prepared to minimise their risk of injury in sports settings.

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Current URL
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Sports Medicine Australia
www.sma.org.au
Information on sporting injuries and treatments
Peak performance online
www.pponline.co.uk
Information and relevant articles on sports training, injury and rehabilitation



Options 4: Improving performance1933834-3x2-940x627.jpg


Investigates approaches to the physiological preparation and skill development of athletes. Students will experience and analyse a variety of training methods and look at the application of these methods to improving performance.

Organisation
Current URL
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Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority
www.asada.goc.au
Information on drug testing and banned substances in sport
Top End Sports
www.topendsports.com
Sport and fitness resources



Option 5: Equity and Health

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Focuses on achieving health for all and the actions necessary to realise this goal. Students build upon their understanding of equity ad social justice and examine population that experience health inequities and critically analyse social, cultural, economic and political factors that impact on the health of these populations.

Organisation
Current URL
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NSW Health: health promotion
www.health.nsw.gov.au/public-health
Health topics, promotion strategies, government policies and research
Homelessness NSW
www.hoemelessnessnsw.org.au
Information about homelessness in NSW