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HLTH 315  Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change  Units: 3.00  
This course provides an overview of models and theories of health behaviour change at varying levels of practice and analysis, including individual, intrapersonal, group, and community influences on health behaviour. Students will learn how theories are applied in health promotion interventions in a variety of settings, with a variety of populations, and for a variety of health behaviours.
Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and registration in a HLTH Plan, KINE Specialization, or the DIPA Certificate.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify various theories used to promote healthy lifestyles among individuals.
  2. Recognize the process of evidence-based, health promotion practice.
  3. Link behaviour change techniques with behaviour change theories.
  4. Integrate behaviour change techniques and behaviour change theories into evidence-based health promotion practice.
  5. Analyze the effectiveness of health behaviour change theories used in various lifestyle interventions.
  6. Critically evaluate scientific literature relevant to health behaviour change in order to integrate evidence into health behaviour change practice.
  7. Critically evaluate scientific literature relevant to equity deserving groups in order to adapt health behaviour change interventions to reflect responsible conduct of professional practice.