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Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Health promoters have a holistic view of health.
Their aim is to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for all through sustainable behaviour change, supported by changes in physical, social, and economic environments. Their work supports the holistic health of individuals, communities and populations, empowering them to make healthier choices.
The incorporation of healthier choices in everyday life, alongside changes to the environments in which we live, learn and play, will reduce the risk of premature morbidity and mortality, while positively impacting on all dimensions of health.
For further information on Health Promotion, please access this short video, developed by the Health Promotion Forum of NZ
Within our three year (full time) degree programme you’ll study theory and develop the practical skills needed for working in the health and wellness sectors. Our degree in Physical Activity and Health Promotion covers a broad range of health related topics, from cultural awareness, exercise prescription and health promotion to human nutrition. It will provide you with the communication, problem solving, critical analysis and teamwork skills required within the multidisciplinary field of health promotion.
Some of the areas covered within the degree include: the determinants of health and health inequalities; settings-based approaches to health promotion - where we live, learn, work and play; cultural understandings of health within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand; disability and health; physical activity prescription for health, disease and rehabilitation; research design and implementation; work placements with physical activity and health organisations (e.g. Community & Public Health, Maori and Pacific health providers, Green Prescription and Workplace Wellness).
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