Physical Activity Behaviour, Promotion and Health

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Activity Behaviour, Promotion and Health

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science, Physical Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Definitions relating to physical activity, health and health promotion. Overview of benefits of participation. Recommended amounts of physical activity, latest guidelines, rationale. Assessment and levels of Physical Activity. Determinants of participation in physical activity/sedentary. Multidisciplinary model of determinants. Inactivity related disorders; obesity/overweight, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, physical fitness, neuromuscular disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes. Lifestyle and risk factors for disease and premature mortality/morbidity. Exercise Prescription. Physical Activity Strategy. Examination of the role of the physical education teacher and curriculum in activity and health promotion. Whole school approach to health and physical activity promotion. Examples of good practice. Models of health related physical activity teaching. Structure and content of health related physical activity programmes for schools and community.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.