No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

EHR215 Health and Physical Activity Promotion (8)


Health promotion principles and practices delivered within the context of public health and community wellness form the content underpinnings of this subject. Physical activity will serve as the unifying theme through which health promotion intervention strategies are applied to various settings and populations.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: EHR215
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to explain the relationship between the new public health and health promotion strategies and programs;
- be able to discuss current Australian health data that identifies contributors to the burden of disease, particularly as associated with physical activity trends within various population groups;
- be able to evaluate health promotion intervention strategies according to models of health promotion and theories of behaviour change;
- be able to examine health promotion programs developed for various populations in different settings;
- be able to apply the principles of health promotion program design to a selected target population; or
- be able to apply the principles of health promotion and exercise prescription through experience as a personal trainer.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Australia's health care system and the influence of new public health; - Australian National Health Priorities - evidence and intervention strategies; - The determinants that promote health and those that underline the burden of ill health; - Theories of health behaviour change; - Program models and the programming process to facilitate intervention design; - Prevalence of physical activity and inactivity in different populations - child, adolescent, adult, aged, socio-economic and cultural groups; - Health promotion strategies to effect behaviour change including media, public campaigns, health promoting school and community projects; - Case studies of different population groups taken from different settings eg. Government, non-government organisations, commercial, recreational, school and workplace.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.