Singapore University of Social Sciences

Health and Wellness: Exercise And Lifestyle Factors

Health and Wellness: Exercise And Lifestyle Factors (BSE311)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BSE311 Health and Wellness: Exercise and Lifestyle Factors aims to provide students with knowledge of key health and wellness concepts that include the understanding of diseases, health disorders and pertinent contributory lifestyle factors such as physical activity, exercise and diet. Additionally, practical knowledge and skills in health risk factors identification and modification together with health and fitness assessment will be covered in the course.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Introducion to health and wellness - health disorders, diseases and risk factors
  • Cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases - Anatomy and physiology
  • Cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases - Risk factors
  • Exercise and prevention
  • Health appraisal, assessment
  • Exercise safety
  • Physical fitness and exercise testing
  • Exercise prescription - General principles
  • Population specific exercise prescription
  • Diet, nutrition and eating behaviour
  • Weight management
  • Health behaviour theories

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and wellness and of major health disorders like cardiovascular disease (e.g. ischaemic heart disease), metabolic disease (e.g. diabetes mellitus) and cancer.
  • Show a working knowledge of the physiological systems associated with health disorders - these include, but not limited to, the cardiovascular system and endocrine system.
  • Examine the role of lifestyle and behavioural factors, especially physical activity and dietary behaviour/nutrition, in contributing to both health and disease.
  • Illustrate basic concepts of nutrition, weight loss and management, and body composition.
  • Determine general principles of exercise testing and prescription for health.
  • Appraise outcomes of health and physical fitness testing.
  • Apply concepts and skills learned to develop basic health and fitness programmes.
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