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RECN 216

Principles of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

Course overview

You’ll examine the relationships between physical activity, exercise, fitness and health. You’ll investigate the acute and chronic effects of exercise in your own body and how these changes can effect disease.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $781.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Outline historical perspectives on physical activity, exercise and health.
  2. Explain the changes in the body that occur with acute and chronic exercise.
  3. Outline and discuss the role of physical activity on health outcomes incorporating epidemiological evidence.
  4. Describe participation rates in physical activity in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  5. Outline and discuss the effect of sedentary behaviour on health.
  6. Describe how regular physical activity can have a beneficial effect on common diseases.
  7. Understand the processes required behind pre-activity screening and risk stratification.
  8. Discuss intervention strategies to increase physical activity participation.
  9. Evaluate research examining the relationship between physical activity, exercise, fitness and health.
  10. Identify and be able to measure basic physical activity and fitness levels.
  11. Be able to identify individuals who would require a medical examination prior to exercise participation.
  12. Appreciate the role of cultural values associated with health and exercise.

Course examiners

Mike Hamlin

Mike Hamlin

Professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

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