This module will examine the role of physical activity across the lifespan. It will examine how participation in physical activity has the potential to enhance physical, social and mental health and well−being. The challenges of getting different population groups to engage in physical activity will also be examined.
The aim of this Module is designed to enhance a critical understanding of the role physical activity plays in promoting and maintaining health and well− being across the lifespan from childhood to old age
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Undertake discussion and critical reflection to evaluate current research.
2. Reach informed conclusions about contemporary issues in lifespan physical activity.
3. Critically examine the way in which contemporary policies and practices of physical activity influences population participation in physical activity.
Population physical activity guidelines.
Physical, social and mental health benefits associated with physical activity
3 Needs and Challenges
Identification of Physical activity needs and challenges associated with engaging different groups in physical activity.
Examine participation trends associated with different populations
5 Exploration of attitudes, beliefs and values
Exploration of attitudes, beliefs and values of different populations regarding physical activity.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Lectures will be used to introduce key topics and issues. These will be subsequently developed through tutorials. Students will be expected to carry out directed and self directed reading to inform their participation in tutorials.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.