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Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 1 & 2 (Student Book with 4 Access Codes)

By | Copyright Year:2017 | ISBN-13: 9780170373739

This new edition of Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 1 & 2 is written to exactly match the new Study Design. With a well-known and trusted author team, this authoritative resource is presented in a clear and concise manner, and illustrated throughout with diagrams and photos.

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book and workbook as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your education consultant for access codes and conditions.


Unit 1 – The human body in motion
1 Introduction to physical activity, sport and exercise
2 Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
3 Preventing musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses
4 Legal and illegal methods that enhance performance of the musculoskeletal system
5 The cardiovascular system
6 The respiratory system
7 Factors affecting the cardiorespiratory system
8 Legal and illegal methods that enhance performance of the cardiorespiratory system
Unit 2 – Physical activity, sport and society
9 Physical activity concepts
10 Physical, social, mental and emotional benefits, and health risks of inactivity
11 Assessment of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
12 Sociocultural influences on participation in physical activity
13 Prevalence and trends in physical activity, sport and sedentary behaviour in the population
14 Changing behaviour: the social–ecological model and the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model
15 Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour
16 Contemporary issues associated with physical activity and sport


Amanda Telford is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at RMIT University. Previously a Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching) and Associate Dean (Education), Amanda has more than a decade of experience as a Program Director of the Health and Physical Education degrees at both RMIT University and Federation University. She has also had experience as a company director of an organisation consisting of a network of more than 4500 health and physical educators. Amanda has exceptionally strong links with industry across the education, sport and health communities and sectors. She has been an advisor for state and federal governments within health and physical education and a State examiner. Amanda has won numerous teaching awards in addition to being co-author on multiple national award winning educational textbooks. She has a strong background in learning and teaching and is known for her vision to provide leadership to the teaching profession for both pre- and in-service teachers in Australia. Her research focus examines the influence of family, teachers, pedagogies and school environments on youth physical activity behaviour and wellbeing. 

Robert Malpeli teaches at The Knox School, Victoria. He has been a leading light in senior physical education for over 25 years and his texts and resources are used in Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand.

Rachael Whittle has been a physical education teacher for many years. She is involved with the VCAA in assessment and curriculum development.

Paul Seery currently teaches at Bendigo Senior Secondary College where he is a Student Coordinator. Paul was a member of the VCE Physical Education review board that developed the 2006 Study Design. He is a regular presenter for ACHPER and has been involved in projects for the VCAA. He has also worked in the sports fitness industry, designing and implementing elite sports programs.

Mark Corrie runs one of the largest physical education teacher networks in Victoria, aimed at sharing resources with teachers across the state. He has been a VCAA Physical Education exam assessor for the past 16 years.


Exactly matches the new Study Design

Written in a clear and concise manner

A highly visual design with clear diagrams, graphs and tables

Real-life contemporary case studies

Many practical activities.