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Holistic Health through Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) (9873.1)

Level: Undergraduate Fourth Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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Syllabus

This unit examines holistic health for wellbeing. Various dimensions of wellness in schools; physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational are explored with a focus on research relating to the benefits of movement and nutrition. The effects of hypokinetic diseases in society are explored and also the strong correlation between physical activity and optimal health and quality of life. Students consider: the benefits of physical activity in schools include enhancing mental health through optimising capacity for learning and managing stress; a range of lifespan physical activities and examine the "Stage of Change" model for behavioural change. Students consider why it is essential that implementation is "developmentally appropriate". Students identify strategies to engage people in physical activity and health promoting behaviours across the lifespan with a focus on schools.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand and define holistic health for wellbeing;

2. Know the various dimensions of wellness in schools; physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational;

3. Know the benefits of movement and nutrition and how these can be enhanced in schools;

4. Understand the effects of hypokinetic diseases (non-communicable diseases) and their connection to limited physical activity; cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer;

5. Understand the significance of physical activity (PA) and the strong correlation research indicates PA plays in enabling optimal health and quality of life;

6. Know research that suggests physical activity maximises mental health through optimising capacity for learning and managing stress;

7. Understand how physical activity for the whole school community can be best managed;

8. Understand a range of lifespan physical activities;

9. Know why PA being "developmentally appropriate" is essential across various contexts including educational settings; and

10. Understand the "Stage of Change" model for behaviour change; and strategies to engage people in physical activity and health promoting behaviours across the lifespan (with a focus on schools).

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1 hour lecture per week, plus 2 hour Tutorial per week (and online requirements).

Prerequisites

Must have passed 72 credit points including 9916 Sociocultural Foundations For HPE In Schools AND 9872 Health and Wellbeing AND 9861 Contemporary Physical Activities.

Corequisites

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Primary Education (HPE) OR Bachelor of Secondary Education (HPE)

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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