HSE203 - Exercise Behaviour


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), 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): Jill Hnatiuk

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Sarah Costigan


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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour learning module each week (conducted online); 2 x 1 hour online seminars each week (conducted online via Blackboard Collaborate)


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

Please note that HSE203 will be deleted from 2021. Please contact your Student Adviser if you need assistance with your course map.


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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