Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Physical Activity for Health
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  2500 Words  60%
Semester Assessment Client Report  1500 Words  40%
Supplementary Assessment Client Report  1500 Words  40%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  2500 Words  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Evaluate and select appropriate exercise interventions for a range of populations considering health status

Deconstruct current Government and National Health Service policy on the role of exercise for disease prevention and management

Demonstrate and awareness of health and safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations

Construct critical reviews on a range of topics based on a range of information sources

Brief description

The module will cover generic aspects of physiological assessment for both healthy individuals and those presenting with a range of chronic medical conditions including pre-assessment screening, risk stratification, assessment protocols and interpretation of assessment data. In addition, students will study the epidemiological evidence for the promotion of physical activity and the pathophysiological basis of a selection of medical conditions and the effect of physical activity on the disease process.


• Epidemiological and Laboratory Based Evidence for the Promotion of Exercise
• Physical Activity and All-cause Mortality
• Physical Activity and Risk of Diabetes
• Interventions to increase physical activity
• Risks of Exercise
• Health Screening, PAR-Q and Risk Stratification
• Clinical Evaluation, Exercise Stress Tests and ECG
• Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment and Cardio-pulmonary stress testing

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during seminar sessions and completion of assessment
Creative Problem Solving Completion of assessments, seminar discussions
Critical and analytical thinking Completion of assessments, seminar discussions
Professional communication completion of assessments
Real world sense completion of client report assessment
Reflection reflection on own understanding and use of evidence developed during seminar sessions


This module is at CQFW Level 5