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Department of Exercise Sciences


Exercise Sciences Teachers Day

After last year's successful Teachers Day, we are delighted to announce this year's event will take place on Wednesday 14 November 2018. This is a half-day event (including lunch and networking opportunities) designed to continue the professional development of careers advisers, physical education and science teachers.

About the day


You may not be familiar with our department, the research we carry out, the programmes we have on offer, or how it is all relevant to high school teaching, students and subjects (e.g. biology and physical education). Our event seeks to bridge this gap.

Join us to learn about our programmes, the ground-breaking research being carried out in the department and how subjects such as movement neuroscience, exercise physiology, biomechanics and exercise psychology relate to your teaching interests.

We’ve designed this half-day to be as beneficial as possible to you by listening to what teachers want and feeding your responses into the event programme. You will have the opportunity to meet informally with our staff and students over lunch to discuss up-to-date knowledge that you can take back to your schools and the classroom.

Getting here

The Exercise Sciences Teachers Day will be held at our new state-of-the-art facilities at Newmarket Campus

Building 907
Newmarket campus
At the end of Suiter Street
Off Khyber Pass Road
Newmarket, Auckland
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Signage will be visible on the day to help you find your way to the building.

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Register your attendance


Registrations for the 2018 Exercise Sciences Teachers Day are now open and will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register your attendance using this form.

If you have any problems, please email science-events@auckland.ac.nz.

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2018 Programme


9am                              Registration opens

9.15am                          Welcome from Associate Professor Greg Anson, Head of Department

9.30am                          SESSION ONE - Facility tour and meet researchers in the labs

Includes the following: Biomechanics, Clinic, Movement Neuroscience, Exercise Metabolism, Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology. 

Exercise Sciences has recently relocated to new facilities on the Newmarket Campus.  Engage with staff and students, visit the  displays and share in the ground-breaking research being carried out in the department.  Learn how subjects such as movement neuroscience, exercise physiology, biomechanics and exercise psychology relate to your teaching interests.


- Morning tea - 
 

11.45am                    SESSION TWO - Presentations

An overview of the BSc and Careers in Exercise Sciences

An overview of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Exercise Sciences and the careers an Exercise Sciences major can lead to. A degree in Exercise Sciences is key to understanding how the human body works and works-out. Exercise scientists aim to understand the role of exercise in sustaining health, improving disease outcomes and enhancing human performance.

Back to School: Tips & Techniques for the classroom.

Discuss ideas that you can take back to your schools to use in the classroom. For example, how teaching biomechanics presents a great opportunity for engaging students in exploring classical Newtonian physics concepts through performance of real-world sport activities.

Closing remarks from Associate Professor Greg Anson
 

- Lunch and networking session -
 

1pm                          Join us for lunch, meet our students and talk to them about their experiences including current research. View the poster display.

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About the department


Opened in 1994, the Department of Exercise Sciences is at the cutting-edge of science and an established part of the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland.

The department brings together expertise in the disciplines of biomechanics, movement neuroscience, exercise physiology, exercise metabolism and exercise and sport psychology to understand the role of exercise in sustaining health, improving disease outcomes, and enhancing human performance through sport and physical activity.

In addition to outstanding undergraduate teaching the department hosts a pioneering taught postgraduate (PGDip and MSc) programme in the new allied health profession of clinical exercise physiology (CEP). This is the only internationally accredited postgraduate CEP programme in New Zealand.

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