Postgraduate Course: Physical activity for health (SPRT11005)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce and explore the complex relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. It will discuss the evolution of current physical activity recommendations, and examine the current evidence base that has informed these and identified physical activity as a key modifiable lifestyle behaviour that contributes to disease and mortality.
Introduction to Physical Activity for Health, including sedentary behaviour
Physical activity epidemiology; concepts principles and approaches
Physical activity and all cause morbidity and mortality
Physical activity and chronic disease. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, bone health, cancer and obesity
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour recommendations
Population prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Physical activity policies
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Equivalent to 4000 words. Total mark for the course will be a weighted average of the two assessments.
Task 1 (25%) Oral presentation (group mark)
Task 2 (75%) Written assignment (3000 words)
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
1. a knowledge of and critical awareness of the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the maintenance of health and the aetiology, prevention and treatment of disease.
2. a thorough knowledge and critical awareness of current recommendations for physical activity, and current prevalence and trends of physical activity and associated diseases
3. an awareness of current national and international physical activity policies and how these impact on global challenges
|Core texts for this course are: |
Hardman, A. and Stensel, D. Physical activity and health : the evidence explained. 2nd edition. (2009) UK, Routledge.
Bouchard, C., Blair, S. N., & Haskell, W. L. (Eds.). (2012). Physical activity and health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Samantha Fawkner
Tel: (0131 6)50 9778
|Course secretary||Ms Brydie Johnston
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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