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FACULTY OF MEDICINE GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS School of PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE GENM0703 Concepts of Physical Fitness and Health Course Outline Summer Session - U1-11
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© 2010. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine and, University of New South Wales. CRICOS Provider No: 00098G. Previously published material in this book is copied on behalf of the University of New South Wales pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act as amended. Course staff Lecturer Ms Martha Lourey-Bird MSpSc, BSpSc (Ex Sc), Dip RT Ph: 61-2-9385 2522 Fax: 61-2-9313 6185 Email: [email protected] Room 222 Samuels Building University of New South Wales Course coordinator Mrs Tania Gardner B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), GradCert (Safety Science) Ph: 61-2-9385 2522 Fax: 61-2-9313 6185 Email: [email protected] Room 222 Samuels Building University of New South Wales Administrative assistance Ms Flora Lau Ph: 61-2-9385-1699 Fax: 61-2-9313 1526 Email: [email protected] School of Public Health and Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
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Course Outline Welcome to Concepts of Physical Fitness & Health. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about various issues related to physical fitness and nutrition. Reading this course outline will provide you with information essential to your successful completion of the course. Course information Units of credit This is a 3 unit General Education course. Pre-requisites There are no pre-requisites to enrol into this course. Course aim The aim of this course is to provide students with introductory knowledge regarding improvement of health and physical fitness for the enhancement of a healthy lifestyle and total well being. Course outcomes At the end of this course you should be able to: Indicate how regular physical activity and good nutrition are vital for optimum health. Recognise risk factors affecting an individual’s ability to participate in an exercise program. Compare and select appropriate cardiovascular, muscular conditioning and flexibility exercises for a range of levels and needs within the general population. Recognise appropriate nutritional plans for optimum health. Contrast the postural, and motivation requirements of a variety of individuals. UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine 1
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GENM0703 Concepts of Physical Fitness & Health Demonstrate sound information literacy through locating, evaluating, and using relevant information. Demonstrate effective collaborative, and oral communication skills. Discuss the diversity of health and fitness needs within the general population Learning & teaching rationale Lack of physical activity and the struggle to find a balanced diet are ever increasing problems facing the contemporary Australian population.
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