HSE332 - Global Perspectives in Physical Activity and Exercise for Health


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

HSE111 and HSE212

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

5 x online learning modules (2 - 3 hours per module) over the trimester, plus
1 x 1 hour online seminar per week.


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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