Health (Sport Science Minor)

Unit set code: SMIHEA | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
Footscray Park


Being healthy is important to all of us. Our health is influenced by a range of individual and behavioural factors as well as physical and social environments. Studying health will help you to develop skills and knowledge to make decisions about your own health, inform others, and also to recognise the importance of health in society.  You will also become aware of how to support and promote healthy behaviours of others. The minor in Health provides you with an understanding of the individual and societal influences on health and human development. You will study areas covering adolescent health, sexuality and relationships, social bases of health and health promotion and policy. 

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points of study comprising:

48 credit points (4) Specialist Area units

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Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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