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HSE203 - Exercise Behaviour

Unit details

Year2015 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


One of 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 focuses on health-related physical activity. It examines the fundamental issue of why people are active, including how physical activity participation varies according to factors such as age and sex. The unit also considers sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity, and provides an introduction to theory and concepts important for understanding participation in physical activity at the individual and population level.


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

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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