HSE332 - Global Perspectives in Physical Activity and Exercise for Health


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

First offered 2019

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Shannon Sahlqvist


HSE111 and HSE212



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

11 modules delivered online (1 each week), plus 1 x 2 hour seminar each week


New unit 2019


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the context of physical activity and exercise for health from an international perspective and is designed to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural aspects of physical activity and exercise for health. The unit will begin by exploring physical activity participation and promotion within the Australian context including in underserved, minority groups. The unit will then explore physical activity participation and promotion in other high, as well as low and middle, income countries. Using specific examples, students will learn about the challenges and opportunities different countries face in promoting physical activity and compare and contrast individual, social, environmental and policy influences of physical activity across these countries. Students will be required to reflect on their, and others, viewpoints and foster capacity building to solve global problems relevant to physical activity and health.


Assessment task 1: Written stakeholder report (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Fortnightly written reflections (5 x 200 words each) 30%

Assessment task 3: Written reflection on knowledge and skills gained in undertaking units in the major (500 words) 20%

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