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HSE111 - Physical Activity and Exercise for Health

Unit details

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2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sarah Costigan

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Jill Hnatiuk





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 hour weekly seminars (or Blackboard collaborate sessions) and online learning resources that require student time commitment

Cloud (online): Online independent learning activities including 11 x 2 hour online seminars


New unit 2017


This unit introduces students to the field of physical activity and exercise for health. Students will explore the benefits of physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour and will gain an understanding of why people participate in physical activity and exercise. Common theories of behaviour change and key correlates of physical activity participation are explored and an introduction to physical activity interventions is provided. Throughout the unit, students are required to source and reflect on high quality evidence in particular to advise a client on their current physical activity patterns and offer evidence-based suggestions for increasing their physical activity.


Assessment task 1: Part A – PLAN: Developing an evidence-based physical activity report (500 words) 10%

Assignment task 2: Part B – FINAL REPORT: Developing an evidence-based physical activity report (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: 2 online quizzes 20%

Assessment task 4: Written examination (1000 words; 1.5 hours) 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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