HSE703 - Mental Health and Exercise Behaviour


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H743 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE070

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 2 hour class and 1 x 2 hour practical per week - total 11 weeks


This unit has mandatory on campus attendance requirements, therefore students must be in Australia when enrolled in this unit.

Students who wish to divert from the prescribed part time course map, please seek advice from the Course Director by emailing MCEP@deakin.edu.au


This unit examines the theory and practice of exercise behaviour change, the pathophysiology of common mental illnesses, and the practical aspects of working with people with mental illness. Students in this unit will develop a basic understanding of the theory and practice of counselling and coaching clients with pain, mental illness, chronic disease and injury through the behaviour change process. Students will be practicing as part of a rehabilitation team and need to know how to encourage clients to take positive steps towards their own self-management. Topics in this unit include counselling and life-skills coaching, coping with chronic disease and injury, anxiety and depression, self-confidence, goal setting and transitions.

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