Spring 2021 - BPK 340 D100

Active Health: Behavior and Promotion (3)

Class Number: 7491

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Anne-Kristina Arnold
    aarnolda@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-5213
    Office: L8003
  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 142, STAT 201 (or PSYC 201). Recommended: BPK 140.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course DESCRIPTION
This course has been designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills for evaluating and planning active health promotion strategies.  You will be able to directly apply what you have learned in this course in the practice of Kinesiology, and in many other health-related disciplines you may choose in the future.  Together we will explore:

  • The influence of physical activity on various disease states, as well as the epidemiology of health and exercise behaviors;
  • Theories of health behavior at the individual and population levels;
  • Market segmentation techniques aimed at improving the effectiveness of active health promotion programs;
  • Strategies and tactics for enhancing physical activity at the individual and population levels;
  • Process models for development, delivery and evaluation of health promotion interventions, and
  • Health promotion programs for specific target audiences.

This course will be administered in a remote, blended, on-line format on Canvas.  Students are encouraged to attend the synchronous Q and A sessions on Thursdays at 9:30 PM - 10:20PM.    Attendance at first Q and A Session via ZOOM is mandatory.  The midterm exam will be synchronous; date: Thursday February 16th, 9:30AM –10:30AM PDT and the Final exam will be synchronous; date: TBA (remote invigilation using ZOOM will be used for exams).

  • Material will be primarily delivered through pre-recorded mini lectures posted in Canvas.   Each module on Canvas will represent a week in the course and will include a few mini lectures, required readings/videos/podcasts, and study questions. 
  • Synchronous lecture time 9:30 -10:20 on Thursdays will be used for a quick review,  Q and A, and  time  for group work if required.  

                            

Week

Module Title

1

Introduction

2

Models of Health Promotion

3

Health Communication

4

Physical Activity and Health  

5

Theories of Behavior Change

6

Surveillance of Physical Activity

7

Midterm Exam

8

Counselling and Motivational Interviewing

9

Social Influences

10

Systems Thinking  

11

Health Promotion Campaigns

12

Active Settings

13

Review

 

*Note topics are subject to modifications, midterm date is fixed

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course address the importance and methods for developing effective health promotion strategies.  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.  

Course Goals include:

  1. Recognize how health promotion principles are applied to improve health at the individual, community and society levels.
  2. Predict factors which influence people’s motives for making health behavior choices.
  3. Select and integrate information from various sources including academic and grey literature, health surveys, community resources, and to answer questions related to health promotion.
  4. Plan strategies to influence health behavior at the individual, community and society levels.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills directed at health promotion.

Grading

NOTES:

 

GRADING:

 

Assignment

%

Bi-weekly quizzes, best 4 of 5

12

Assignment 1

10%

Assignment 2

15%

Assignment 3

15%

Midterm Exam

18%

Final Exam

30%



GRADES*:


 


>92

A+

4.33

87-91

A

4.00

82-86

A-

3.67

78-81

B+

3.33

74-77

B

3.00

70-73

B-

2.67

65-69

C+

2.33

60-64

C

2.00

55-59

C-

1.67

50-54

D

1.00

<50

F

0.00



*This is the grade scale that will normally be used. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify particular score-to-grade conversions. For more information about grading criteria see https://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/faqs/grading_policy.html

REQUIREMENTS:

Access to high speed internet, and a webcam are required.  A microphone is recommended.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All readings will be provided in pdf 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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).