University of Technology Sydney

92544 Health Promotion and Physical Activity

6cp; 2hpw (lecture, online), 1hpw (tutorial). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Health promotion provides the process for increasing awareness of factors that impact on health and health enhancement strategies. It considers the etiology of lifestyle-related diseases, health behaviour models and theories, sociocultural and psychological health correlates and determinants and health policy, with a focus on physical activity. Individual, community, and population level interventions are assessed, planned and evaluated to promote health and physical activity across the lifespan (e.g., youth, older adults), amongst different populations (e.g. Aboriginal and culturally linguistically diverse) and in a variety of settings (e.g. school-based, workplace, community). To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, an individual or group needs to identify and realise aspirations, satisfy needs and change or cope with the environment. Health is thus viewed in this subject as a valuable resource for life and livelihood. Health promotion is considered not just the responsibility of the health sector, but as reaching beyond healthy lifestyles to optimise wellbeing for all.

Typical availability

Spring session, Moore Park precinct

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.