UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Exercise and Health; Sport Science major sequences
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit discusses the importance of physical activity on the health and wellbeing of individuals, and how each component of physical fitness can be developed in a safe and effective manner. Students are also introduced to the methodical and evidence based approach to the development of various components of physical fitness in a safe and effective manner. While theoretical contents are addressed during the lecture series, students have the opportunity to put 'theory into practice' through an active lecture and a laboratory class each week. The modalities used are resistance training and running.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) discuss the necessity of a physically active lifestyle for health and wellbeing, including the implication of a sedentary lifestyle on health; (2) have a basic understanding of the musculoskeletal and the cardiovascular systems; and (3) acquire skills, knowledge and practical experience in the development and prescription of conditioning programs for non-pathological, sedentary individuals and groups of various ages.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) progress assurance tests (PAT); (2) practical workbook; and (3) written theory examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Nat Benjanuvatra (Semesters 1 and 2) and Dr Peter Peeling (Summer school)
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; practical one: 1 hour per week; practical two: 1.5 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH1103/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH1103/SEM-2/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH1103/SUMMER/2017

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