LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues (8)


This subject explores the theories and practices of community development, community building and inclusion as they relate to leisure and health programs. Students investigate the sociopolitical context of community, including equity issues that relate to diverse population groups. They consider theories of inclusive citizenship and how these may inform community practice. Strategies for promoting social change through community leisure and health programs and projects are examined.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • discuss and analyse health outcomes and health care from different social, economic, cultural and political perspectives;
  • apply critical political, social and economic insights on health and health provision to health outcomes for people at a local level;
  • discuss the concepts of community, power and inequity in relation to health and leisure practices, contexts and projects;
  • explain the concept of inclusive citizenship and critically reflect on how this may be applied in health and leisure contexts;
  • apply and critically evaluate a variety of the key principles and strategies of community development to leisure and health projects.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1 Understanding, community health and leisure
  • Topic 1 Sociopolitical issues in health and leisure
  • Topic 2 Creating equitable and inclusive communities
  • Topic 3 Community development approaches
  • Module 2 Creating inclusive communities
  • Topic 1 Understanding and building community
  • Topic 2 Creating opportunities for inclusive recreation


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.