Courses & Units

Health & Physical Activity ESP114


The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to design and implement training programs for a range of populations with varying health and fitness goals. This unit will cover modules incorporating professionalism and safety in educational environments, fitness instruction and health testing, providing nutritional information, working with special populations, and fundamental skill analysis. Health and Physical Activity provides a foundation for you to develop the skills required to work as a health and fitness professional in a number of different contexts.


Unit name Health & Physical Activity
Unit code ESP114
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Vaughan Cruickshank
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain fitness knowledge and understanding through health screening, health assessment, and gym programming.
  • demonstrate understanding of how to work effectively in sport and recreation environments, through the application occupational health and safety policies.
  • provide healthy eating information in accordance with recommended guidelines to a broad audience.
  • develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery.
  • plan and deliver group exercise to broad populations.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


AssessmentCore Fitness and Exercise Proficiencies (20%)|Water-based fitness presentation (30%)|Final Exam (50%)
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