SPCO105-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Sport, History and Society

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


An introduction to the history and philosophy of physical education, physical activity and sport, critiquing the development of movement culture with particular reference to New Zealand sport development and physical education. In order to understand the nature and purpose of contemporary movement contexts, this course provides historical and philosophical frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

1. Relate the significance of various periods of history to the development of modern sport.
2. Recognise different approaches to understanding play, games, and sport.
3. Explain how contemporary ideas and practices related to physical activity and sport have been influenced by historical factors.
4. Understand the historical development of Māori sport practice.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and significance of sport in historical and contemporary New Zealand society.
6. Describe the historical significance of the modern Olympic movement.


TEPE204, TEPE105

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Sports Origins Assignment 22 Apr 2024 40% Written assignment exploring the origins of a selected sporting phenomenon. Learning outcomes 1 & 3
Weekly quizzes 20% A series of small, online quizzes. Learning outcomes 1-6.
Online test 40% Online test addressing the major themes of the course. Learning outcomes 1-6. Takes place during the mid-year exam period. Check the UC examination timetable for date, time and room venue. Keep up to date through this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO105 Occurrences

  • SPCO105-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • SPCO105-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)