HLTH08027 2019 Physical Activity Project Management

General Details

Full Title
Physical Activity Project Management
Transcript Title
Physical Activity Project Mana
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Azura Youell, Maire McCallion
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity

This module aims to give students the skills to effectively plan and manage physical activity promotion projects in a community or organisational setting. Students will gain experience in applying evidence based strategies for a particular target group and planning and implementing an appropriate physical activity project using a project management approach. Students will be assisted in workshops in developing plans and reviewing the implementation and evaluation of these plans. Students will be encouraged to support and give advice to each other in the implementation of their plans.  Students will reflect on their competencies and develop a professional development portfolio of these competencies. Students will volunteer with an appropriate community/voluntary organisation and reflect on the skills that they have developed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Develop project plans which include appropriate physical activity promotion strategies, are collaborative and realistic, and which use appropriate project management tools and evaluation design


Implement and evaluate a physical activity promotion project using project management and health promotion principles.


Analyse how they have developed their health promotion competencies including partnership working, communication and resource management in their project.


Appreciate how effective group work and administration contribute to the delivery of quality projects.


Volunteer with a community/ voluntary organisation which is has a role relevevant to health promotion. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module includes a combination of project-based learning, reflection on practice and the development of professional development profiles supported by lectures and workshops related to competencies for project management and health promotion.

In groups students will plan, deliver and evaluate a practical based physical activity promotion project. Students will reflect on their project using guidelines related to the content of the module.

Students will be encourage to give feedback to each other in the development of their plans and also to support each other in the implementation of their projects. 

Module Assessment Strategies

This project is 100% continuous assessment. 

A variety of assessment strategies will be used. 

Students will submit project management plans and reports and also develop professional portfolios linked to the IUHPE competencies for health promotion practitioners. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Assessment Strategy will be will be dependent on overall grades and will be decided and documented at the Progression and Award Board.

Indicative Syllabus

Principles of project management

Rationale for a project management approach in public health

Project Management models and project lifecycles.

Health Promotion Planning Models

Sourcing and applying evidence based health promotion action and priority setting

Principles of effective intersectoral partnership working

Communicating project processes and outcomes.

Principles of effective human and financial resource management and mobilization and risk management.

Principles of evaluation and appropriate evaluation design

Professional Practice Guidelines and Ethics  

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Draft Project Plan Formative Group Project - % Week 3 1,3
2 Group Project Management File Project Group Project 50 % OnGoing 1,2,4
3 Individual Portfolio Project Individual Project 50 % OnGoing 1,3,5
4 Volunteerinng Pass/Fail Practical Evaluation - % Any 5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Computer Laboratory Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2010-06-01 Promoting Physical Activity 2nd Edition Human Kinetics
ISBN 0736062084 ISBN-13 9780736062084

Presenting the ideas to improve your activity programmes, this title shows you how to get people off the couch and on their way to healthy living. It explores the 8 most effective group interventions. It provides the scientific and practical information you need to increase physical activity and improve health in your community.

Required Reading
2009-01-23 Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405169257 ISBN-13 9781405169257
Required Reading
2013-06-29 Project Management in Health and Community Services: Getting good ideas to work Allen & Unwin

The use of project management is now well established in the health and community services sector. In this complex environment, project managers need to be determined, flexible and prepared to respond to emerging evidence and stakeholder demands.

This wholly revised edition of Project Management in Health and Community Services challenges the accepted wisdom of project management methods used in other fields. It presents tools and techniques to successfully implement good ideas in the health and community services context.

From the inception of a good idea, to convincing your supervisor to support your project, to achieving a successful outcome and capturing the lessons learnt, Project Management in Health and Community Services offers practical problem-solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects. It uses case studies and examples from the field to illustrate topics such as the project life cycle, project planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams. Project templates and a glossary of terms are new features in this edition.

Written by authors with years of practical experience and underpinned by recent research, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working in health and community services.

'These authors bring a unique insight into the real world experience of 'getting good ideas to work', combined with a thorough knowledge of the research evidence. The practical easy-to-read style that made the first edition so approachable is still a pleasure to read.' - Jim Birch AM, Lead Partner, Health & Human Services Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young

'The authors provide solid advice and practical resources, many of which can be used straight off the page and on this basis alone the book is good value for money. It is a useful reference that will probably become as well thumbed as my own copy.' - John Anderson, Australian Health Review

Recommended Reading
2015-01-22 Health Promotion: Planning & Strategies SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN 1446294005 ISBN-13 9781446294000
Recommended Reading
2009-02-26 New World of Health Promotion: New Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
ISBN 0763753777 ISBN-13 9780763753771

New, ship fast, delivered in 5-7 days in UK, No PO BOX.

Recommended Reading
2016-02-01 Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer: Volume 7 Pearson
ISBN 0134219929 ISBN-13 9780134219929
Recommended Reading
2015-03-24 Project Management: A Managerial Approach John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118945832 ISBN-13 9781118945834
Required Reading
2014-03-15 Implementing Physical Activity Strategies Human Kinetics
ISBN 1450424996 ISBN-13 9781450424998
Required Reading
2017-12-18 Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice (Routledge International Handbooks) Routledge
ISBN 1138943088 ISBN-13 9781138943087

Routledge Handbook Of Physical Activity Policy And Practice BY Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed, 9781138943087

Required Reading
2013-03-08 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (Pmbok Guide) - 5th Edition (Pmbok#174; Guide) Project Management Institute
ISBN 1935589679 ISBN-13 9781935589679


Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources

Health Promotion Practice. https://libsearch.itsligo.ie/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=45647

Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 

Health Promotion Practice. http://journals.sagepub.com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie:2048/loi/hpp

Journal of Wellness Perspective. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/command/detail?vid=0&sid=2135a4cf-882f-4e6e-979b-dd7bf34b60c4%40sessionmgr104&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHNzbyZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmU%3d#db=a9h&jid=JWP


URL Resources

Public Health Ontario (2018), Online Health Promotion Planner. http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/servicesandtools/ohpp/pages/default.aspx

Public Health Ontario (2018).Evaluating Health Promotion Programmes.  https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/Pages/Evaluation-Workbook-and-Audio-Presentations.aspx

European Quality Instrument for Health Promotion (2005). file:///C:/Users/M%C3%A1ire%20Mc%20Callion/Downloads/EuropeanQualityInstrument)HP%20(1).pdf