HSE203 - Exercise Behaviour


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only offered to students who are enrolled in:

  • E377 in or before 2017


  • students who commenced their H343/D394 course in or before 2016 who need to complete this core unit


  • H300/D391 students who commenced the Physical Activity and Health major in or before 2017.

H300/D391/H343/D394 students who need to enrol into this unit, please email: health-enquire@deakin.edu.au.

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Megan Teychenne

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Sarah Costigan

Warrnambool: Megan Teychenne


One of HBS110 or ESH404 OR both of EEH101 and EEH102



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 presentations each week (conducted online); 1 x 2 hour face-to-face seminar each week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour learning module presentations each week (conducted online); 1 x 2 hour online seminars each week (conducted online via Blackboard Collaborate); Online self-directed learning activities


From 2019 onwards, this unit will be only be offered to E377 students


This unit introduces students to the field of physical activity and health. The unit begins by exploring the benefits of physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour and then moves on to understand physical activity participation. In this regard, common theories of behaviour change are explored as are key correlates of physical activity participation. An introduction to physical activity interventions is provided as is an introduction to the importance of physical activity in the lives of specific population sub-groups including older adults and underserved populations. Throughout the unit, students are required to source and reflect on high quality evidence in particular to design an appropriate and safe physical activity program that addresses known barriers to participation and fosters adoption and maintenance.

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