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Health Promotion and Behaviour Change: Perspectives and Practice ESP340



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.



This Unit considers the application of research, theories, and concepts of behavioural science into lifestyle coaching within a variety of contexts, such as fitness, rehabilitation, and education. Aspects covered include the principles of health coaching, stages of motivational readiness for change, mediators of behaviour change, and application of models in community programs.


Unit name Health Promotion and Behaviour Change: Perspectives and Practice
Unit code ESP340
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Kira Patterson

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and justify a whole-school health promotion strategy using the Health Promoting Schools Framework.
  2. Explain the challenges of health behaviour change.
  3. Critically analyse successful coaching techniques in health behaviour change.
  4. Identify and justify relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for aspects of your teaching practice that you would like to improve.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hr lecture (9 weeks), 1 x 1 hour Tutorial (9 weeks)


Assessment Task 1: Professional Development Plan, 800 words (20%)

Assessment Task 2: School health promotion presentation, 10 minutes (40%)

Assessment Task 3: Health behaviour change blog/diary/essay. 2000 words (40%)

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