Principles of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
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.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Outline historical perspectives on physical activity, exercise and health.
- Explain the changes in the body that occur with acute and chronic exercise.
- Outline and discuss the role of physical activity on health outcomes incorporating epidemiological evidence.
- Describe participation rates in physical activity in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
- Outline and discuss the effect of sedentary behaviour on health.
- Describe how regular physical activity can have a beneficial effect on common diseases.
- Understand the processes required behind pre-activity screening and risk stratification.
- Discuss intervention strategies to increase physical activity participation.
- Evaluate research examining the relationship between physical activity, exercise, fitness and health.
- Identify and be able to measure basic physical activity and fitness levels.
- Be able to identify individuals who would require a medical examination prior to exercise participation.
- Appreciate the role of cultural values associated with health and exercise.
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