PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour

Course code EDUC4013
Not available in 2016
2016 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

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

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.

 Physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns of Australian children and adolescents

Correlates of physical activity in children and adolescents

Physical activity and psychological well-being in youth

Theories of physical activity behaviour change

Behavioural strategies and skills for physical activity promotion

Measuring physical activity, fitness and sedentary behaviour for research and teaching

School-based physical activity interventions for children and adolescents

Increasing students' physical activity levels in physical education

Increasing student motivation and engagement in physical education

Technology-based physical activity interventions for children and adolescents

Sedentary behaviour in young people- prevalence, trends and determinants

Home and community-based interventions to increase physical activity

Requisite

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

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

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

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