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This unit introduces students to the importance of physical activity for good health.  Students will learn about the far-reaching effect of various types of physical activity on personal health, and the connection between inactivity and diseases and conditions (such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease). Ways to incorporate and optimise regular physical activity into the lifestyle of individuals, communities and populations will be explored in depth. The unit will draw on aspects of physiology, health promotion, behaviour change, and information technology.

Summary 2020

Unit name Physical Activity and Health
Unit code CXA210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Dr Greig Watson (Coordinator)

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

2 hour lectures weekly (online) and 2 hour face-to-face tutorial weekly (13 weeks).


Work Book (2500 words, 40%), Mid-Semester Exam (20%), Final Exam (40%)

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