Physical Activity and Health
Area of Study
Exercise Biology, Exercise Science, Health Science
Taught In English
HESC2501, HESC1511, PSYC1011 or HESC1531
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe focus of this course is on exercise for apparently healthy populations across the lifespan. Psychological aspects of exercise, including the application of behaviour change/self-management strategies, comprise a significant component of this course. The literature addressing the impact of physical activity on the prevention of disease will be discussed in detail through examining the mechanisms by which exercise alters metabolic, vascular, immune, muscular and cognitive function, both chronically and acutely. Health-based screening and intervention techniques (including basic nutrition assessments) will be applied with students undertaking a supervised lifestyle change project.
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.