LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity (8)

This subject explores leisure and recreational activity in relation to the human body and its physical environment. It also covers alterations in anatomy and physiology related to common health problems in diverse populations. Students will obtain a practical understanding of human anatomy and physiology and apply this knowledge to the basis of leisure activity. Emphasis will be placed upon adapting physical activities encountered in leisure to the abilities and limitations of specific groups of people, most notably people with diverse disabilities and/or chronic illness, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, developmental and social backgrounds of the participants. The health benefits of leisure activity will also be assessed.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the human body in relation to activities and movement;
  • be able to demonstrate a general understanding of human functional anatomy in the areas of human movement and integration;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of alterations in anatomy and physiology related to common health problems in diverse populations;
  • be able to apply leisure activities for diverse populations as they relate to anatomy and physiology;
  • be able to adapt leisure activities and programs for diverse populations allowing for consideration for physical status, including cardiovascular and respiratory systems;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical effects of specific movements during leisure activity upon participants with physical vulnerabilities.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Module 1 Basic human anatomy and physiology - This module provides the necessary material to understand the basic functions of anatomy and physiology in humans. It is designed to provide students with relevant information about human physiology as it relates to leisure activities. Module 2 Understanding alterations in anatomy and physiology related to common health problems in diverse populations. -Providing leisure activities for diverse populations (people with chronic illness, disabilities, the aged, very young, mental illness, learning disability) requires consideration of a vast number of issues. This module introduces some management considerations including medication awareness. Many of the more commonly found pathological processes (alterations in anatomy and physiology) are examined to improve your understanding the physical, social, emotional and environmental needs of vulnerable individuals in the context of the provision of leisure activities. Module 3 Understanding physical activity in relation to anatomy and physiology with diverse populations. - A range of leisure activities are analysed and discussed in relation to how they can affect diverse populations. In addition the benefits of leisure activities are discussed as they relate to physical disabilities. Leisure activities are examined as they relate to a variety of settings and populations and discussed in relation to how they interact with anatomy and physiology.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LES110 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Reflective essay
Research paper

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.