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HSE703 - Exercise Behaviour and Motivation

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Unit chair:

Niamh Mundell




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE070

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week - total 11 weeks


This unit examines the theory and practice of exercise behaviour change. Students in this unit will develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of counselling and coaching clients with chronic disease and injury through the behaviour change process. Students will be practicing as part of a rehabilitation team and need to know how to encourage clients to take positive steps towards their own self-management. Students will learn how to make a referral to mental health professionals. Topics in this unit include counselling and life-skills coaching, life-cycle development, identity crisis, coping with chronic disease and injury, anxiety and depression, self-confidence, goal setting and transitions.


Assessment task 1: Two practical assignments 20% total

Assessment task 2: In-class test (1 hour) 20%

Assessment task 3: In-class assessment tasks worth 60%

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