Move More Sit Less: Leading by Example
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Nathan Bray
Overall aims and purpose
This module aims to equip you to be kind to yourself and better manage your own health and well-being. By going on a journey of self-discovery, you will learn more about your own physiological and psychological health and ways in which it can be enhanced. After implementing a healthier lifestyle intervention on yourself and in others around you in a health setting, you will have an increased appreciation of the challenges of inducing behaviour change in society.
A residential will provide opportunities to allow you to evaluate your own health and well-being, using physiological and psychological outcome assessments. This baseline information will be used to complete a needs assessment on yourself. Your own needs assessment will inform a case study where you will implement an intervention on yourself.
A lecture series will then provide an understanding of the main concepts of sport and exercise science and how these concepts can be applied to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These lectures will give specific guidance on how to enhance your own health and well-being, and how to apply these skills to others in a health setting. Each lecture will be accompanied by a reading list accessible through the University library.
Assessments will enable you to evidence your knowledge in a case study focusing on how you have ‘moved more and sat less’ in your own life. You will then implement your knowledge through an intervention completed on others and produce a report on how you have led them to adopt a more physically active lifestyle.
• Limited insight of sport and exercise science concepts of relevance to adopting healthy lifestyle • Some progression through the steps of behaviour change to a healthier lifestyle • Some awareness of behaviour change theory • Understanding of the main concepts, but with factual errors in non-core concepts • Limited analysis showing only obvious points of evaluation and links between ideas • Highly limited originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Highly limited evidence of independent research • Arguments presented but lack coherence with evidence for only some claims • Focused but with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure • Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression • Attempt at correct format and appropriate referencing style
• Excellent knowledge of sport and exercise science concepts of relevance to adopting healthy lifestyle • Excellent progression through the steps of behaviour change to a healthier lifestyle • Excellent awareness of behaviour change theory • Detailed understanding with no factual errors • Critical analysis showing evaluation and synthesis of ideas • Originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Extensive independent research • Logically defended arguments with evidence for all claims • Highly focused and well structured • Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Correct format and appropriate referencing style
• Good knowledge of sport and exercise science concepts of relevance to adopting healthy lifestyles
• Good progression through the steps of behaviour change to a healthier lifestyle
• Good awareness of behaviour change theory
• Clear understanding and mostly free of factual errors • Some analysis showing critical evaluation and links between ideas • Some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Some independent research • Coherent arguments with evidence for most claims • Focused and well structured • Good presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Mostly correct format and appropriate referencing style
Propose a more effective behaviour change approach to enhance physical activity and a healthy lifestyle in others
Defend adoption of a physically active lifestyle, summarising the benefits, risks, and limitations of such lifestyle choices.
Demonstrate an understanding of health and wellbeing in the management of your own activities.
Case study focusing on how you have ‘moved more and sat less’ in your own life. Outline the changes that you have introduced into your own life, reflect in the impact of these changes, and include an action plan for how you will maintain your healthier living in the future.
Report on how you have led others to adopt a more physically active lifestyle
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Practical classes and workshops||
Residential: Students will travel as a cohort to stay in a specific location which lends itself to the activities being considered in the assessments. There will be approximately ten hours of workshops and practical activities during the course of the residential.
10hrs of pre-recorded lectures available for on-demand access
80hrs of independent study to complete associated readings and produce assessments
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- Develop inclusive, equitable, and sustainable approaches for promoting health and wellbeing.
Resource implications for students
A residential course in North Wales
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ila-4010.html
Franklin, B. A., Brinks, J., & Sternburgh, L. (2010). Move more, sit less: a first‐line, public health preventive strategy?. Preventive cardiology, 13(4), 203.