Exercise Psychology (9130.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|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.
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.
Up to four hours per week.
4309 Psychology 101 OR
4310 Psychology 102
or equivalent unit