Physical Activity and Health

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Activity and Health

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Biology, Exercise Science, Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The 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.

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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