PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour

Course code EDUC4013Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
* identify the modifiable and non-modifiable correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviour;
* demonstrate an applied understanding of health behaviour theory as it pertains to physical activity behaviour;
* identify and develop appropriate strategies and interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among children and adolescents;
* demonstrate knowledge and skills related to increasing motivation in physical education and school sport;
* identify, interpret and critically evaluate relevant research;
* demonstrate knowledge and skills related to research design and statistical analysis.
ContentThe 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 EDUC2058
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalAssessment Item 2: Students will complete a formal examination assessing all aspects of the course.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1: Working in pairs, students will develop a school-based intervention to promote physical activity among a specific target group.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the:
Bachelor of Teaching
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4013