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HSE203 - Exercise Behaviour

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shannon Sahlqvist

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Megan Teychenne

Warrnambool: Marian Cornett


HBS110 or ESH404 OR both of EEH101 and EEH102



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

All students: Engage in weekly seminar readings and activities as self-directed learning

Campus students: 1 x 2 hour seminar each week and 1 hour of short presentations delivered online each week.

Cloud (online) students: 1 hour of short presentations delivered online each week. Optional attendance at a one day seminar to be held at Burwood (Melbourne) on one weekend during trimester.


This unit introduces students to the field of physical activity and health. The unit begins by exploring the benefits of physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour and then moves on to understand physical activity participation. In this regard, common theories of behaviour change are explored as are key correlates of physical activity participation. An introduction to physical activity interventions is provided as is an introduction to the importance of physical activity in the lives of specific population sub-groups including older adults, children and underserved populations. Throughout the unit, students are required to source and reflect on high quality evidence in particular to design an appropriate and safe physical activity program that addresses known barriers to participation and fosters adoption and maintenance.


Assessment task 1: CloudDeakin discussion boards posts 10%
Assessment task 2: Assignment - conducted in two parts: part 1 - assignment plan/draft (20% of available marks for assignment); part 2 - complete assignment (80% of available marks for assignment) (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

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

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