|Short Description:||Physical Activity and Health|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||069903 - Human Movement|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course outlines contemporary thinking with regard to health promotion, particularly as it relates to the levels of physical activity of the population. The course will examine a range of health programs and agencies and analyse the various issues involving them. Physical activity levels across the lifespan and within special populations will be presented and interventions to improve health and fitness (and associated psychological aspects) will be examined. Procedures to review the health of the population and recommendations for programs to improve physical activity levels will be outlined and applied to practical contexts where possible. Research and other information from other areas of health, sport and exercise will be outlined and related to the course as a way of improving the health status of the population.