Concepts of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Concepts of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Science, Health Science, Pre-Medicine

  • 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

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course will expose students to theory and concepts relating to the development and maintenance of physical health, disease prevention and general wellbeing. Topics include physical activity guidelines as well as exercise prescription in areas such as cardio-respiratory conditioning, resistance exercise, flexibility training, lifestyle management issues (diabetes, smoking, obesity, etc) and the negative effects of sedentary behaviours - with benefits and/or consequences of those actions used to direct decision making. Popular misconceptions will be addressed with research findings used to dispel these myths. By participating in the group presentation and tutorials, students will be able to reflect on, and analyse their own health & fitness experiences, and improve upon future experiences for themselves and others. They will also be able to develop effective collaborative and communication skills.

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.


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