SPRT 3024 Contemporary Youth Health

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Emma George Opens in new window

Description The subject explores contemporary health related to young people. Students will examine a range of topics from a multidisciplinary approach, which include the social, cultural, political and biological factors that influence and construct young people’s lives and health. When considering and analysing the influences and contexts, students will be able to gather resources and develop diverse and meaningful strategies that will assist young people to promote health practices.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Sport and Recreation, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects SPRT 3005 Contemporary Youth Health Issues

Incompatible Subjects 400280 Sexuality
400791 Introduction to Drug Use in Society


Students must be enrolled in 4741 - Bachelor of Sport Development, 4xxx - Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Pathway to Teaching Education) or 6000/6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education), 4656 B Health Science.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appraise the health conditions and social challenges that impact young people in Australia
  2. Investigate the ways social and cultural contexts influence the lives of young people
  3. Critically explore matters such as diversity, social class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in relation to young people’s health status, knowledge, and practices
  4. Develop skills in collecting and critically analysing data  
  5. Identify and critique resources and platforms that promote and support young people’s health

Subject Content

  1. Population characteristics and trends in young people’s health
  2. Social and cultural influences in young people’s health
  3. Young people’s health and their bodies
  4. Engagement in sport and physical activity
  5. Gender, sexuality, and sexual health
  6. Respectful relationships, consent, and domestic violence
  7. Social media and technology use in relation to physical and mental health
  8. Positive psychology and strengths-based approaches to health 
  9. Risk-taking behaviours and health


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 10 minutes per quiz x 5 25 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes 30 N Group
Peer Review 2 pages 5 N Individual
Report 1500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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