The University has introduced Anatomy and Physiology papers into the first year Physical Education curriculum, replacing PHSE191 and PHSE192, which were based on Health Sci papers HUBS191 and HUBS192.
The change is part of the School of Physical Education Sport and Exercise Sciences major curriculum change that was initiated last year, said Director of Health Sciences First Year Programme Professor John Reynolds.
Physical Education students Critic spoke to see the change as positive. Brittany White, a PE Masters student, said HUBS was helpful for “understanding the basics but there was a lot of information that we probably didn’t need to know”. In comparison, she said she applied the content she learned in second year Anatomy and Physiology papers throughout her degree. “I think it’s a positive change in the curriculum.”
One PE graduate told Critic that “I really enjoyed HUBS personally but I know many PE students did not feel the same”. She said some things she learned in HUBS weren’t that relevant to PE, but said, “it was a good experience and led us to have a good work ethic”. But overall she supported the restructure, calling it a “great idea”.
Reynolds said all Health Sci First Year papers have also been reviewed and updated. “These will be reviewed again at the next University course review cycle which takes place approximately once every five years,” said Reynolds.