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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) develop an understanding about how science is transferred into practice from a physical activity perspective (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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg
Unit rules
Enrolment in
MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health
and Successful completion of
72 points

Enrolment in
CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
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.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.