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HSE703 - Mental Health and Exercise Behaviour

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Unit chair:

Niamh Mundell




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE070

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week - total 11 weeks


This unit examines the theory and practice of exercise behaviour change, the pathophysiology of common mental illnesses, and the practical aspects of working with people with mental illness. Students in this unit will develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of counselling and coaching clients with pain, mental illness, chronic disease and injury through the behaviour change process. Students will be practicing as part of a rehabilitation team and need to know how to encourage clients to take positive steps towards their own self-management. Topics in this unit include counselling and life-skills coaching, coping with chronic disease and injury, anxiety and depression, self-confidence, goal setting and transitions.


Assessment task 1: Quiz x 3 (20 minutes each) 15%

Assessment task 2: mid-trimester test (1 hour) 30%

Assessment task 3: Video client interview 20%

Assessment task 4: Literature review (2000 words) 35%

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