ESSC11001 - Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed so that students should be able to discuss the aetiology of lifestyle-related diseases with a focus on physical activity and exercise as a prevention and treatment strategy. It provides a basic understanding of the physiological effects of physical activity and exercise. It presents information relating to the holistic benefits of physical activity. It provides fundamental knowledge and skills associated with measurement of physical activity and exercise for the purpose of health-related research/study, the factors that influence the physical activity habits of individuals and whole populations, and the modification of physical activity habits of individuals and whole populations.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 40%
2. Practical Assessment 60%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Narrow the focus of the provided online resources supporting the lecture content. Course evaluation responses. More structured online resources from a narrower range of sources will be collated and made available to students to supplement the lecture content.
Residential school was close to the end of term, leaving less time to complete associated assessment. Course evaluation responses. The feasibility and logistics of alternative residential school dates earlier in term will be examined.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and lifestyle-related diseases
  2. Apply the fundamental knowledge and skills of measurement of physical activity and exercise
  3. Understand the elements of fitness and exercise prescription principles

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Test
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence  
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Test        
2 - Practical Assessment  
3 - On-campus Activity  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJoshua Guy (j.guy@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

Week 2 13-03-2017

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise guidelines and behaviour change

Week 3 20-03-2017

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition for wellness

Week 4 27-03-2017

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle: Weight control and body composition

Week 5 03-04-2017

Physical Fitness: Training methodology

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Physical Fitness: Cardiorespiratory function

Week 7 24-04-2017

Physical Fitness: Cardiorespiratory training and adaptations

Online Test 1 available to complete during this week. The test will be made available from 6:00am on Monday 24th of April until 5:00pm on Tuesday 2nd of May (AEST).

Week 8 01-05-2017

Physical Fitness: Muscular function

Week 9 08-05-2017

Physical Fitness: Strength training and adaptations

Week 10 15-05-2017

Physical Fitness: Training for other elements of fitness

Week 11 22-05-2017

Health Maintenance: Exercise and lifestyle-related diseases

Week 12 29-05-2017

Health Maintenance: Lifetime fitness

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Online Test 2 available to complete during this week. The test will be made available from 6:00am on Tuesday 6th of June until 5:00pm on Monday 12th of June (AEST).

Practical Assessment (laboratory workbook) Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1. Residential School 2017

Students are required (compulsory) to attend a two (2) day residential school as a part of this course. The residential school for this course will be held on Tuesday 28th March 2017 - Wednesday 29th March 2017.

All students should meet out the front of Building 81 (Rockhampton Campus) at 8.15am sharp on the Tuesday morning. As a group, we will then head to our classroom/s.

Additional information regarding residential school, such as accommodation options, overview of daily schedule etc is available on the ESSC11001 Moodle page.

1 Online Test

Assessment Title Online Tests
Task Description

Two online tests will be made available for completion across term. Both tests will contain multiple-choice questions based on course content from lectures and course readings. Test 1 will cover material from lectures 1-6, while Test 2 will cover material from lectures 7-12.

Assessment Due Date Test 1 will be made available during week 7 and Test 2 during the first week of the exam period.
Return Date to Students The test results will be made available in Moodle upon completion.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

A selection of 50 randomly-generated questions equally distributed across lectures (8-9 questions from each lecture) will be provided in each test. Each test will be graded using the overall test score (out of 50 marks). Marks will be made available immediately after you have completed each test.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Tests will be accessed and completed through the course Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and lifestyle-related diseases

2. Apply the fundamental knowledge and skills of measurement of physical activity and exercise

3. Understand the elements of fitness and exercise prescription principles

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment (laboratory workbook)
Task Description

Attendance at laboratory sessions will involve different learning components, including equipment use, skill demonstration, data acquisition, interpretation of results and theoretical reasoning. A laboratory workbook will be completed for all laboratory sessions to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to each laboratory component.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Please upload via Moodle in word or PDF format
Return Date to Students The results for the laboratory workbook will be made available to students within 2 weeks of the due date.
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Grades for this assessment will be based on marks attained in each of the laboratory sessions. Specifically, the following laboratory sessions will be graded:

1. Health Screening and Anthropometry

2. Energy Balance, Nutrition and Weight Management

3. Indirect Cardiorespiratory Assessment

4. Cardiorespiratory Training and Monitoring

5. Strength Assessment, Training and Monitoring

6. Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, Speed, Agility and Balance

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

The completed laboratory workbook must be submitted on the course Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and lifestyle-related diseases

2. Apply the fundamental knowledge and skills of measurement of physical activity and exercise

3. Understand the elements of fitness and exercise prescription principles

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-campus Activity
Task Description

It is compulsory to attend and participate in all laboratory sessions in this course. Laboratory sessions will be held during specified weeks across term for on-campus students and during a 2-day residential school for distance students.

Assessment Due Date Attendance at laboratory sessions will be completed across specified weeks of term or at residential school.
Return Date to Students Inadequate attendance and/or participation will be made available during and following each laboratory session.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria
Attendance at all laboratory sessions with sufficient participation will result in a passing grade for this assessment.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply the fundamental knowledge and skills of measurement of physical activity and exercise

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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