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Study Physical Activity and Health at Otago

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Overview

Physical Activity and Health (formerly Exercise Prescription and Health) is available as a major for the Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree.

This major focuses on physical activity and exercise as a means to enhance a person's life-long development and well being. Papers involve the design of exercise programmes tailored to the needs of a wide range of clients. Subject areas include: Sports Injuries, Exercise for Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Adapted Physical Activity.

Contact details

See Physical Education or Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd)

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) majoring in Physical Activity and Health (formerly Exercise Prescription and Management)

 

Year Papers Points
1st year

PHSE 101  Sociocultural Foundations of Physical Education

PHSE 102  Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

PHSE 103  Movement Education: Dance and Gymnastics

PHSE 191 Human Body Systems 1 (for BPhEd) or HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

PHSE 192 Human Body Systems 2 (for BPhEd) or HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18 points from any degree

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

2nd year

PHSE 202  Movement Analysis and Control

PHSE 203  Exercise Physiology

PHSE 204  History of Sport

PHSE 205  Psychology of Sport

PHSE 206  Sociology of Sport

PHSE 104  Applied Physical Experiences

ANAT 250  Functional Anatomy

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

3rd and 4th years

Five of PHSE 305, PHSE 311, PHSE 312, PHSE 313, PHSE 315, PHSE 320, PHSE 323, PHSE 336, PHSE 401, PHSE 407, PHSE 408, PHSE 409 including at least one of PHSE 401, PHSE 407, PHSE 408, PHSE 409

36 further PHSE points at 200-level or above

126 points from any degree, including 54 points at 200-level or above

90

 

36

126

Total   504

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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Physical Activity and Health (formerly Exercise Prescription and Management)

Papers
  • PHSE 592  Dissertation

  • Four 500-level PHSE papers, at least two of which must be from:

    • PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
    • PHSE 508  Exercise and Cancer Recovery
    • PHSE 509  Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • PHSE 513  Exercise Prescription Practicum
    • PHSE 515  Physical Activity and Health
    • PHSE 517  Exercise Physiology for Clinical Populations

Prerequisites:
STAT 110 or STAT 115
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper, and
At least 36 points from PHSE 305, PHSE 311, PHSE 312, PHSE 313, PHSE 315, PHSE 320, PHSE 323, PHSE 336, PHSE 401, PHSE 407, PHSE 408, PHSE 409
Other approved papers worth at least 36 points, at least 18 points of which must be above 100-level

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