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Unit of Study HLTH1008 - Physical Activity for Health (2023)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

explain the benefits of physical activity on physical, mental and social well-being

describe the role of health policy and physical activity promotion in reducing sedentary behaviour

describe the role of ESSA and the importance of evidence based practice to Sport and Exercise Science

present and demonstrate opportunities for community-based physical activity

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • This text will be used throughout the course. : Coombes J, Burton NW and Beckman EM, 2022, ESSA’s student manual for exercise prescription, delivery and adherence, Elsevier, Australia.
  • This text will be used throughout the course. : Coombes JS and Skinner TL, 2002, ESSA’s student manual for health, exercise and sport assessment, 2nd edn, Elsevier, Australia.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.