HLED223-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Nutrition and Physical Activity

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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.

Learning Outcomes

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 or
HLED122 or
HLTH101 or

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Rehua 529 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Matt Hobbs

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic Liaison

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.

Indicative Fees

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All HLED223 Occurrences

  • HLED223-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020