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SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


This course will enable students to develop a detailed understanding of human growth and development. Students will learn to apply knowledge of how physiological factors and social determinants of health influence exercise capacity, and how physical activity can influence changes in the human body, from conception to older age. The course provides important foundational and reference knowledge relevant to a range of discipline areas, especially those concerned with humans and movement. In particular, the knowledge gained through this course is significant with regard to decisions made by health, exercise and education professionals and peers.

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge in growth and development across the lifespan. Content addresses and examines physical growth, the development of motor characteristics and the cognitive, social and emotional development of humans from childhood throughout life. The course also enables students to develop an understanding of the effects of exercise, injuries and a range of other issues and conditions that influence growth and development and ways of addressing these. Relevant research and guidelines on growth and development are examined from a variety of disciplines areas, as they relate to exercise.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023