Major Overview

Description

This major explores concepts related to physical activity and exercise for health and wellbeing. This major aims to develop knowledge, skills and practical experiences required for careers in physical and health education, health promotion, health services and fitness industries. This major also complements other science areas, potentially leading to postgraduate professional training. When taken with the Sport Science major, you may apply to become an accredited exercise scientist upon graduation.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and our ability to develop, maintain and promote a fit and healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan; (2) apply this knowledge in the assessment of health indicators and the prescription of exercise for apparently healthy individuals; (3) demonstrate excellence, creativity and intellectual exploration; and (4) apply relevant critical thinking and communication skills required for employment and further studies related to exercise and health.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher. Students without ATAR mathematics will take a first year mathematics unit.

Courses

Exercise and Health can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
SS
summer teaching period

Students looking for additional electives in the field of Exercise and Health may consider; SSEH3339 Community and Worksite Health Promotion, SSEH3366 Bioenergetics in Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Balance and SSEH3389 Exercise Rehabilitation

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context None
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement None
S2, S1 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance None
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health None
Bridging units

Bridging units must be successfully completed within the first 48 points of study. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1720:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Incompatibility
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology None
S2 SSEH2270 Psychology of Motivation None

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2 SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport
S2 SSEH3388 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
48 points
and Enrolment in
MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health

or
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one level 2 Unit(s) SSEH2xxx
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
S2 SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development