1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
1 x 2-hour practical fortnightly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 HLPE1530 - Foundation Studies in Physical Education
1a HLPE1521 - Foundation Studies in Physical Education
1b HLPE1531 - Inclusive and adaptive practices in Sport and Physical Education
1c HLPE1550 - Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity
2 Admission into BHN-Bachelor of Human Nutrition
2a Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
2b Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b)))
Enrolment not permitted
HLPE1522 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic explores physical activity behaviour and its association with various dimensions of health. Students will be involved in physical activity measurement, evaluation and research.

Educational aims

Students will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Explore physical activity behaviour using a behavioural epidemiological framework
  • Develop skills in physical activity data collection and analysis
  • Develop literature search, review and critique skills
  • Participate in physical activities designed to promote lifelong participation in physical activity
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the associations between physical activity and health
  2. Competently use and analyse data collected from physical activity measures including heart rate monitors and pedometers
  3. Describe the correlates and barriers associated with physical activity participation
  4. Review, critique and design physical activity interventions
  5. Describe the nature of evidence, and locate and review relevant research literature

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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