Physical activity and health

DISCIPLINE

Overview

Gain an in-depth understanding of physical activity and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals. As a physical activity and health specialist, you’ll be able to develop programs or interventions to improve participation in physical activity at an individual, community and population level, as well as evaluate program effectiveness.

The forefront of a major health problem

Students undertaking this major will develop an in-depth understanding of current research evidence relating to physical activity and sedentary behaviour and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals.

Research with us

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is a world-leading research institute. Over the past decade, our research has made a real difference in improving the health of Australians.

Learn more about researching with us

Career opportunities

Graduates have gone on to accept rewarding roles in physical activity and health, such as:

  • physical activity coordinator
  • health promotion officer
  • recreation officer
  • sports development coordinator
  • project manager
  • health and wellbeing planning officer
  • health partnerships coordinator.

With further study you could also work in research or clinical settings.

What do our students and staff say?

Megan Dalley – Bachelor of Health Sciences

Find out what Deakin student Megan Dalley, who is majoring in psychology, and physical activity and health, has to say about her Deakin health sciences experience.

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