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GDSC1037 Invitation to Sports Science

Course Aims:

This course will focus on exercise physiology, training science, and prevention and care of sports injuries. It will also introduce students to factors affecting the bodily functions in humans during exercise. Some of these factors include exercise environment, training effects, and the physiological make-up of the individual. Prevention and care of sports injury is another aspect of sports science addressed in this course. Students will be introduced to the knowledge and skills related to treatment of sports injury such as procedures and techniques of basic life support, on-the-field acute care, and other emergency procedures.


GDSC1045 Wellness in Contemporary Society

Course Aims:

This course is designed for non-science/non-chinese medicine majors to develop knowledge and skills to enhance wellness, the state of healthy living achieved by the practice of a healthy lifestyle. To enjoy an optimal state of wellness, people need to achieve physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and environmental health. The course will introduce the knowledge about contributors to wellness, means to achieve an optimal level of wellness, and management of a healthy life-style in Hong Kong. Students will be able to acquire the necessary skills to evaluate various wellness dimensions, interpret the data and apply scientific principles to make wellness enhancement plans.


GDSS1067 Coping with Stress

Course Aims:

This course aims to acquaint students with key elements of stress management. Topics will include the recognition of stress symptoms, causes of stress, stress-related disorders, different techniques for releasing tension and the benefits of stress management. Stress management techniques, as well as selected physical exercises, will be introduced in practical sessions as different means to handling stress in order to gain a healthier and more productive life.


GDSC1967/GDSS1967 Weight Management and Healthy Living

Course Aims:

This course provides students with essential knowledge and skills in weight/body composition management. The students will also be able to identify various measures in managing body composition toward maintaining a healthy living. Through lectures, discussions/tutorials, as well as practical hands-on experiences, students will acquire knowledge on: a) human growth and development, b) factors contributing to weight gain and weight loss, c) the implications of body composition on diseases and health, d) malnutrition and eating disorders, e) physical activity and dietary strategies for optimal body composition management, and f) methods of assessing body composition, nutritional status, activity status, and behavioral inventory.


GDSS1917/GDCV1917 Aesthetics in Human Movement

Course Aims:

A lecture-laboratory interdisciplinary course designed to explore interactions between physical movement forms (e.g. sports and dance) and creative photography. Students will use their bodies as a tool in exploring design elements of shape, force, space, and time. They will apply these elements to build aesthetic work in movement performance and photography. Students will learn how to construct photographic meaning, aesthetic composition, and colour balancing. They will also learn the basic techniques of digital camera work, proper digital workflow, and editing control in visualizing their visions. Students working together will explore how human movement aesthetics is as much a social as a physical experience.


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