Provides students with knowledge of the concepts of Exercise Psychology. Theory provides an understanding of the psychological skills that can be utilised for working with physical activity and health and fitness participants, within both general and special populations. Exercise adherence will be highlighted, with a theoretical underpinning of current interventions and motivational strategies.
Foundations and Basic Concepts of Exercise Psychology
Exercise and Mental Health
Affect, Mood and Emotion
Determinants of Exercise and Physical Activity - this is to be completed as private study
Theories of Behaviour Change
Interventions to Change Physical Activity Behaviour
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Describe current and evidence-based theory in Exercise Psychology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Distinguish the influences that selected psychological factors have on the participation in physical activity, health and fitness related skill areas and how participation in physical activity, health and fitness influences psychological factors||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Evaluate the application of Exercise Psychology theory for the enhancement of well being and quality of life within both general and special populations||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Demonstrate professional skills in both written and oral communication||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
- Buckworth, J, Dishman, RK, O’Connor, PJ & Tomporowski, P, 2013, Exercise Psychology, 2nd edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.
- Weiten, W, 2013, Psychology: Themes and Variations , 9th edn, Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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