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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Students commencing this course component in Semester 1, 2021 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this course component.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

A major in Physical Activity and Health will allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of human structure and function to allow safe and effective implementation of exercise and physical activity.

Integrating knowledge from the basic, applied and social sciences you will implement exercise and physical activity with an evidence-based practice approach. The Physical Activity and Health major will allow you to engage others from different backgrounds and at different life stages in physical activity projects and exercise programs using a variety of tools, media and strategies appropriate to that audience.

About this major

To meet the requirements of a major in Physical Activity and Health, you must complete 48 credit points of study, as follows:

(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units:

  • Body Systems: Structure and Function
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units:

  • Physical Activity and Society
  • Exercise Training: Physiology and Biochemistry

(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units:

  • Motor Control and Learning
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Health

(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units:

  • Physiological Testing and Training
  • Exercise Across the Lifespan
  • Exercise and Cancer

(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units:

  • Industry and Community Project
  • Interdisciplinary Project
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