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Series: Physical Education


A Marriage of Convenience: Sport and the Media

A Marriage of Convenience: Sport and the Media

Sport and the media – is sport over-represented, or appropriately represented in the media? Does media coverage of sport have a positive or negative influence on our physical activity levels? Television, radio, newspapers, internet - sport has...Show More
Acute Cardiovascular Responses

Acute Cardiovascular Responses

When the body exercises, acute responses occur in the cardiovascular system, and our presenter wants to know more as she does her workout. Drawing on the expertise of a CrossFit coach, a highly trained athlete and a sports scientist, she explores...Show More
Acute Muscular Responses

Acute Muscular Responses

During exercise, multiple acute responses occur in the body to deliver more oxygen to the muscles. With the assistance of her CrossFit coach, a trained athlete, and a sports scientist, our presenter takes us through some of these responses,...Show More
Acute Respiratory Responses

Acute Respiratory Responses

As our presenter undertakes some high intensity exercise with her CrossFit coach and a trained athlete to assist, she takes a close look at how the respiratory system responds. During the session, a sports scientist explains key areas such as...Show More
All About Muscles

All About Muscles

Within the human body there are more than 600 individual muscles. Without them you could not walk, talk or smile. But more so your heart would not beat and you wouldn’t breathe. This programme explores the main functions of our muscles as well...Show More
An Introduction

An Introduction

The human body is always on the move. Whether we are jumping, running or sitting still; blood is pumping, muscles are contracting, and joints are moving. The body's internal systems perform complex processes every second of every day, so we can...Show More
Analysing Fitness

Analysing Fitness

This programme is an introduction to the meaning of fitness and analyses each of its separate components in detail. Students will learn about fitness tests which can be used to assess each of the fitness components as well as what types of...Show More
Biomechanics of the Body

Biomechanics of the Body

The Human body performs a large range of movements every day. Elite sports people perform even more complex movements in the most efficient ways possible with the input from sports scientists known as biomechanists. Biomechanics is the study of...Show More
By Any Means Necessary: Ergogenic Aids

By Any Means Necessary: Ergogenic Aids

This programme investigates the substances, techniques and equipment that athletes have used to enhance their sporting performance.
Chasing the White Air

Chasing the White Air

Blue and white at 1,000 frames a second, this feel-good doco captures the emotion and adrenaline of the real-time two seconds in the air that these extreme athletes seek. We meet the international competitors at the One Hit Wonder and Mile High...Show More
Chronic Cardiovascular Adaptations

Chronic Cardiovascular Adaptations

Regular training causes chronic adaptations in the body’s systems. In this programme, our presenter who is preparing for her first marathon, her coach and a trained endurance runner, examine decreased resting heart rate, increased stroke volume...Show More
Chronic Muscular Adaptations

Chronic Muscular Adaptations

A number of chronic adaptations to exercise occur in the muscular system. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercises bring about improved performance over time. As the programme's presenter trains for a marathon with her coach, we examine muscular...Show More
Chronic Respiratory Adaptations

Chronic Respiratory Adaptations

The respiratory system makes a number of chronic adaptations to regular training. As the programme's presenter prepares for a marathon with her coach, and a trained endurance athlete, we examine a number of those chronic adaptations, including...Show More
Deadly Feet: Aboriginal Sporting Heroes

Deadly Feet: Aboriginal Sporting Heroes

This programme explores the myth of sport as the great leveller. Students will learn about the importance of sport to Indigenous people and the efforts being made to stop racism and promote healthy lifestyles.
Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

The benefits of physical fitness—including better overall health, protection from illness, improved mental health and a longer lifespan—are too important for teens to ignore. But many teens don’t understand exactly what “getting fit”...Show More
Evaluating a Training Program

Evaluating a Training Program

The body of an athlete is the vehicle for achieving greatness. But this vehicle needs to be constantly maintained, repaired and improved. Greatness begins long before you step onto the sporting arena, it builds with each step you take, and a...Show More
Expedition and Navigation Skills

Expedition and Navigation Skills

Taking to nature has been a favourite pastime of humans for centuries. This practical, informative guide to outdoor expeditions is an excellent starting point for Outdoor Education learners in lower to middle secondary. Viewers will be shown...Show More
Fitness, Skill, and Training

Fitness, Skill, and Training

When beginning any health and fitness programme we need to test our health-related and skill-related components of fitness in order to expose our strengths and weakness and to determine what components we need to work on. This doesn't just apply...Show More
Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills

This clip introduces seated and supine position exercises and specific skills that will help you get the most out of workouts, protect you from injury and be useful in everyday life. It includes how to stand and sit to improve posture, ways to...Show More
Good Coach, Bad Coach

Good Coach, Bad Coach

Many of us at some stage or another have had either a good coach or a bad coach. This programme will investigate some of the reasons why some coaches are effective and others are not. It explores the different coaching styles. It also looks at...Show More
Improve Your Posture

Improve Your Posture

Sitting and standing with good posture is essential when so much of our time is spent seated or using electronic devices. This clip provides the viewer with a clear set of simple explanations for improving posture. It also explains the specific...Show More
Improving Performance

Improving Performance

Elite athletes employ simple strategies and techniques to improve performance. How better to gain an insight into these tried-and-tested methods, than to hear directly from the elite athletes and coaches themselves? This insightful programme...Show More
In the Spirit of the Game

In the Spirit of the Game

Winning is a great feeling, but there other goals we set ourselves when playing sport. Fair play and good sporting behaviour help make the activity enjoyable for everyone involved. This documentary-style programme will explore: what good...Show More
Influences on Movement

Influences on Movement

How can we use biomechanical principles to enhance performance? Trained athletes, fitness fanatics, and casual exercisers alike can all benefit from an understanding of biomechanics. In this Australian-made, curriculum-fit programme we see the...Show More
Lifelong Physical Activity

Lifelong Physical Activity

The benefits of regular physical activity from a young age are highlighted in this energetic and informative programme for lower secondary health and P.E. learners. Viewers will hear from Olympic rower Kim Crow and a number of amateur...Show More