HSE332 - Global Perspectives in Physical Activity and Exercise for Health


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Jill Hnatiuk


HSE111 and HSE212



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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

5 modules delivered online, plus 4 x 3 hour seminar over the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

5 modules delivered online, 2 x 90 minute Blackboard collaborate sessions

In-person attendance requirements

1 day seminar scheduled in Geelong on a weekend during trimester


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the context of physical activity and exercise for health from an international perspective and is designed to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural aspects of physical activity and exercise for health. The unit will begin by exploring physical activity participation and promotion within the Australian context including in underserved, minority groups. The unit will then explore physical activity participation and promotion in other high, as well as low and middle, income countries. Using specific examples, students will learn about the challenges and opportunities different countries face in promoting physical activity and compare and contrast individual, social, environmental and policy influences of physical activity across these countries. Students will be required to reflect on their, and others, viewpoints and foster capacity building to solve global problems relevant to physical activity and health.

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