Policies and programs targeting behaviour in isolation often fail to enhance active living and wellbeing. A socio-ecological framework recognises that behaviour does not occur in a vacuum and highlights the broader social determinants of active living. This unit analyses various critical issues in an integrated way using international and multidisciplinary approaches. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the social factors that have a bearing on active living and its potential health benefits, including age, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity. The unit seeks to provide students with the critical understandings, skills and values necessary to promote active living and wellbeing at individual, group, community and environmental levels.

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On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse aspects of active living and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective;  
  2. Synthesise and contrast different perspectives on active living and wellbeing;  
  3. Develop alternative conceptions of active living and wellbeing; and  
  4. Utilise sociological method and inquiry to inform individual practice and challenge the construction of one's own beliefs in relation to active living and wellbeing.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Annotated Bibliography Active Living and Selected Social Determinant (1500 words) 30%
Other Two (2) Reflective Blogs (800 words each) 20%
Project Group Case Study (Active Living) (individual 2500 words equivalent) 50%

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