Physical activity and health

MAJOR

Overview

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, populations and individuals.

They will be equipped with the knowledge and critical awareness of how research informs current physical activity recommendations, policy and practice. Students will develop the skills required to monitor and assess physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to current policy. Students will gain practical experience developing programs to improve participation in physical activity and /or reduce sedentary behaviour and evaluation of program effectiveness. Students will also advance a wide range of transferrable graduate employment skills including: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities (used as a basis for many of the other major sequences students may select), Communication (used extensively for health promotion), Interpretive and analytical thinking, Project development and implementation, Team building, and Evaluation.

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Key information

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Unit set code

MJ-H000023

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