Fall 2021 - BPK 340 D100
Active Health: Behavior and Promotion (3)
Class Number: 5765
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-6852
Prerequisites:BPK 142, STAT 201 (or PSYC 201). Recommended: BPK 140.
Relationships among health, physical activity, and other health-associated behaviors are examined. In addition, the theories and models of health behavior, in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, are discussed. Pertinent background information is provided, concerning the influence of fitness on various disease states, as well as the epidemiology of health and exercise behaviors.
• Guided independent learning rather than passive absorption of wisdom from the “expert”.
• Guest lectures.
• Heavy emphasis on learning by doing: in-class activities, discussions, presentations.
• Active participation is expected. Texting, Internet surfing, crossword puzzling, etc. during class are
One three-hour in=person class per week. Thursdays, 8:30-11:20
TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE – Fall 2021
|Week 1||Sept 9||Introduction and course business.|
|Week 2||Sept 16||Week 2 Sept 16 Kate Tairyan – Health promotion|
|Week 3||Sept 23||Monika Naus – Vaccines and vaccine hesitancy|
|Week 4||Sept 30||Kelley Lee – International relations during a pandemic|
|Week 5||Oct 7||Reka Gustafson – Local pandemic response|
|Week 6||Oct 14||TBD|
|Week 7||Oct 21||TBD|
|Week 8||Oct 28||TBD|
|Week 9||Nov 4||Lydia Bell – Mental health in athletes|
|Week 10||Nov 11||Karen Andersen – Yoga and meditation as health promotion|
|Week 11||Nov 18||Wilbour Kelsick – The clinical practice of health promotion|
|Week 12||Nov 25||Student presentations.|
|Week 13||Dec 2||Student presentations.|
|Final exam||TBA||Final Exam|
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
• Recognize how health promotion principles are applied to improve health at the individual, community
and society levels.
• Predict factors which influence people’s motives for making health behavior choices.
• Select and integrate information from various sources including academic and grey literature, health
surveys, community resources, and personally collected data to answer questions related to health
• Plan strategies to influence health behavior at the individual, community and society levels.
• Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills directed at health promotion.
- Quizzes (5 quizzes during the semester) 30%
- Take home assignments 20%
- Class Presentation and Proposal 30%
- Final exam 20%
There is no required textbook. Required readings will be posted on Canvas.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.