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HSE313 - Understanding Children's Physical Activity

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

Prerequisite:

HSE203

Contact hours:

Every week campus students are required to attend either a 2 hour seminar or a 2 hour practical session. Cloud (online) students must attend 1 x 6 hour seminar/practical session which may be scheduled on a weekend. Students will have access to all seminar material through recordings available on CloudDeakin.

Note:

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

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Assessment task 3: Cloud (online) journal report 20%

Unit Fee Information

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