This unit of study provides students with an understanding of the rationale and recommendations for the use of exercise and the promotion of physical activity from childhood through old age, including those with chronic disease and disability. Students will explore evidence for the contribution of exercise to psychological health and well-being, cognitive function, gait and balance, bone health, improvement in body composition associated with poor health outcomes and for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and disability. Appropriate exercise modalities and practical aspects of screening individuals and implementing the exercise prescription will also be examined. The methods for systematic reviewing of the literature and assessment of study quality will be taught and assessed.
3-hrs lecture or tutorials/week
Endnote Library preparation (5%) Oral presentation (10%), Group assignment literature review (60%), Tutorial participation (5%) End-semester examination (20%)