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Exercise Psychology (9130.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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    This unit will introduce student's to the theories, research and applications of exercise psychology to individuals and populations, including being introduced to how exercise psychologists use this information to understand and modify exercise behaviours. Students will gain an understanding of the psychological and social factors that contribute to exercise behaviour, and the effects of exercise on mental and physical health and illness.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the role of psychological and sociocultural factors influencing exercise behaviour in individuals and populations;

    2. explain the basic principles, theories and methodologies of exercise psychology;

    3. describe the effects of exercise on mental and physical health and selected illness;

    4. identify techniques for modifying exercise behaviour in individuals and populations.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week.


    4309 Psychology 101 OR
    4310 Psychology 102
    or equivalent unit



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