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This course equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to develop programmes that enhance the physical activity and food choices of people in Aotearoa. The determinants of health that influence food choices and physical activity levels will be explored. A mini-internship in a nutrition/physical activity context provides students with the opportunity to engage with community initiatives.
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:1. Identify, discuss, and critically analyse current practices in relation to physical activity promotion.2. Apply national and international research to current physical activity promotion.3. Develop critical thinking skills around health inequities and the determinants of health that influence peoples physical activity levels.4. Identify and critically analyse current health education strategies utilised to address barriers to physical activity.5. Develop a foundational level of knowledge, understanding, and skills to enhance the physical activity levels of a population.
HLED121 orHLED122 orHLTH101 orTECS370
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Tracy Clelland are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSc programme coordinators in the School of Health Sciences. Your class will appoint a student representative to the liaison committee at the start of the semester. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any problems or concerns that you might have.
Domestic fee $900.00
International fee $4,250.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.