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HSE313 - Understanding Children's Physical Activity

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:

Helen Brown

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Jason Wong, Warrnambool: Marian Cornett





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 hour seminar or a 2 hour practical session each week.

^Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and students must attend 1 x 6 hour seminar/practical session which may be scheduled on a weekend.


^There are significant campus requirements for Cloud (online) students


The aim of this unit is to enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of children's physical activity and the influences on this behaviour in a variety of contexts. Topics covered include: an introduction to children's physical activity in relation to health, physiology and behaviour; determinants and correlates of children's physical activity; and the promotion of physical activity in several settings. Seminar/practical sessions address the application of the class material in a practical context for promoting physical activity to a group of children.


Assessment task 1: Part A: Written plan (500 words) 10%
Assessment task 2: Part B: Final written report (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Cloud journal report / presentation (300 words) 20%
Assessment task 4: 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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