Physical Activity and Health minor

This minor provides students with knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and human health and wellbeing. Students will develop a foundation understanding of human physiological systems and their response/adaptation to exercise. Students are also introduced to various exercise modalities and training methods used to develop physical fitness in a safe and effective manner. By the end of the minor, students will be able to conduct health and fitness assessment and prescribe appropriate exercise program to meet the needs of the individual.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge in cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, neuromuscular physiology and metabolic processes and how they respond in an integrated manner to meet the demand of exercise; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and human health and wellbeing; (3) identify and describe different components of physical fitness and how each can be influenced through exercise.; (4) assess and measure health and fitness parameters and design and implement health and fitness programs based in the results; and (5) shape a positive health and fitness philosophy for personal use.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil