Exercise Psychology (9130.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
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|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 4310 Psychology 102 or equivalent unit
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Lox, C.L., Martin Ginnis, K.A., & Petruzzello, S.J. (2014). The psychology of exercise – Integrating theory and practice (4th Ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Students are expected to access all lectures and tutorials.
Required IT skills
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