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HSE313 - Children's Physical Activity and Sport

Unit details

Year2017 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): Shannon Sahlqvist
Warrnambool: Helen Brown





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 hour seminar each week and 4 x 2 hour practical sessions throughout the trimester.
^Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and students must attend 4 x 2 hour practical sessions at either Burwood (Melbourne) or Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


^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 sport participation and the influences on these behaviours in a variety of contexts. Topics covered include: an introduction to children's physical activity and sport in relation to health, physiology and behaviour; determinants and correlates of children's physical activity and sport; and the promotion of physical activity and sport in several settings. Seminar/practical sessions address the application of the class material in a practical context for promoting physical activity and sport to a group of children.


Assessment task 1: Part A: Written plan 10%

Assessment task 2: Part B: Final written report including infographic 40%

Assessment task 3: 6 Topic review tasks 20%

Assessment task 4: Practical session plan and presentation 30%

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