HSE111 - Physical Activity and Exercise for Health


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Maddie Ratcliffe



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour learning module each week (conducted online); 1 x 2 hour seminar each week (conducted on-campus)

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour learning module each week (conducted online); 1 x 1 hour online seminar each week (conducted online via Zoom)


This unit introduces students to the field of physical activity and exercise for health. Students will explore the benefits of physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour and will gain an understanding of why people participate in physical activity and exercise. Common theories of behaviour change and key correlates of physical activity participation are explored and an introduction to physical activity interventions is provided. Throughout the unit, students are required to source and reflect on high quality evidence in particular to advise a client on their current physical activity patterns and offer evidence-based suggestions for increasing their physical activity.

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