PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour

Course code EDUC4013
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and skills related to the determinants of physical activity among children and adolescents. It is focused on strategies and techniques that can be used by teachers and schools to increase students' leisure time, physical activity and their activity levels in physical education, school sport and during break periods. The course includes an applied research component, whereby students are provided with an opportunity to develop their understanding of research methods and data analysis techniques relevant to physical activity, fitness and movement skills.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. identify the modifiable and non-modifiable correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviour;

2. demonstrate an applied understanding of health behaviour theory as it pertains to physical activity behaviour;

3. identify and develop appropriate strategies and interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among children and adolescents;

4. demonstrate knowledge and skills related to increasing motivation in physical education and school sport;

5. identify, interpret and critically evaluate relevant research;

6. demonstrate knowledge and skills related to research design and statistical analysis.

Content

The following content will be covered in this course:

  • Modifiable and non-modifiable correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.
  • Bi-directional relationship between physical activity and physical self-concept.
  • Theories of health behaviour change.
  • Strategies to enhance motivation in physical activity.
  • Behavioural skills and strategies for promoting physical activity and limiting sedentary behaviour.
  • School-, community- and technology-based interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.
  • Measurement of physical activity, fitness and sedentary behaviour for research and teaching.
  • Univariate and bivariate data analysis and interpretation.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC2058. Students who have successfully completed EDUC2058 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4013.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) programs.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks