SSEH4402 Nutrition, Health and Body Composition

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
The content of this Cycle 2 conversion unit comprises certain modules of theoretical knowledge and practical skills derived from existing units, including components of SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness and SSEH4644
Advanced Exercise Physiology. Students are required to submit a major assignment on a related topic, having researched the literature, synthesised the current state of understanding, and then write a critical review of that literature.
Students are able to (1) assess and measure health and fitness parameters; (2) counsel participants on major lifestyle health issues; (3) design and implement health and fitness programs; and (4) understand and synthesise the health and fitness literature on a topic related to human health and nutrition.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester examination; (2) practical assessment; and (3) major assignment—literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Ackland
Contact hours
online lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 1 hour per week; assignment: 10 hours
This unit is only available as a conversion unit for students undertaking the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.