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HSE703 - Exercise Behaviour and Motivation

Unit details

Year2016 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. Students in this unit will develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of counselling and coaching clients with 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. Students will learn how to make a referral to mental health professionals. Topics in this unit include counselling and life-skills coaching, life-cycle development, identity crisis, coping with chronic disease and injury, anxiety and depression, self-confidence, goal setting and transitions.


Assessment task 1: Two practical assignments 20% total

Assessment task 2: In-class test (1 hour) 20%

Assessment task 3: In-class assessment tasks worth 60%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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