Module Title:Physical Activity and Health
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via two one-hour lectures per week. The teaching and learning strategies employed will include lecture, active learning methodologies such as Q&A, group discussion, case studies, presentations and guest lectures where appropriate.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the role of physical activity in improving health.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Outline the relationship between physical activity and the various dimensions of health (physical, mental, emotional etc).
LO2 Examine the determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and explain physical activity patterns in different populations
LO3 Display an understanding of key theories of behaviour change, motivation and adherence to exercise and describe appropriate physical activity interventions and promotion for different populations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concepts, Definitions and Policies related to physical activity, sedentary behaviour, wellness, health and health promotion
Determinants of health, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among different populations and subgroups
Risks associated with physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour
Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Factors Influencing Exercise Behaviour (e.g. Adherence/Drop-out); Approaches to Behaviour Change
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The continuous assessment strategy may incorporate essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies and written reports. 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSBC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport, Business and Coaching 4 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 4 Mandatory