SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Students are encouraged to explore the story and science behind the health benefits of engaging in physical activity. Through applied laboratory sessions, supported by lectures, questions are answered and raised about the benefits of physical activity across the lifespan.
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding about how science is transferred into practice from a physical activity perspective through lecture content and laboratory sessions (incorporating experimental design, data collection and analysis and report writing) and (2) develop written and oral communication skills through the exploration of key concepts after working together in a team.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examinations; (2) laboratory contributions; and (3) practical component. 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 Rebecca Braham and Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hours per week

Ainsworth, B. E and Macera, C. A. Physical Activity and Public Health Practice: CRC Press 2012

Bouchard, C. et al. Physical Activity and Health: Human Kinetics 2007

Bauman, A. et al. Getting Australia Active: Towards Best Practice for the Promotion of Physical Activity: Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care 2002 (downloadable from National Public Health Partnership or available on LMS (Learning Management System)

All other recommended readings are listed on LMS.

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