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Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3&4 Peak Performance Workbook - 9780170373937
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Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3&4 Peak Performance Workbook

By | Copyright Year:2017 | ISBN-13: 9780170373937

This new edition of the popular Peak Performance workbook provides complete coverage of examinable content from the VCE Study Design. It includes multiple-choice, short answer and extended answer questions for valuable end-of-year exam practice. It includes past VCAA exam questions and strategies students can use to tackle difficult questions.

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Unit 3 – Analysis of movement and energy production
1 Characteristics of skills and stages of learning
2 Improving skills
3 Kinetic concepts of human movement
4 Kinematic concepts of human movement
5 Biomechanical principles of equilibrium
6 The energy systems working together to produce ATP
7 Acute responses to exercise
8 Energy system fatigue and recovery mechanisms

Unit 4 – Training to improve performance
9 Fitness components used in sports and activities
10 Activity analysis in sports
11 Assessment of fitness
12 Training program principles
13 Fitness training methods
14 Training program design: planning, implementation and evaluation
15 Chronic adaptations to training
16 Psychological strategies to enhance performance and recovery.


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.

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.

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

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.