Exercise Psychology and Behaviour (9619.1)
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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; and
3. Describe the effects of exercise on mental and physical health and selected illness.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 AND 4310 Psychology 102 OR equivalent.
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.
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Required text / Essential Reading
Lox, C.L., Martin Ginnis, K.A., & Petruzzello, S.J. (2010). The psychology of exercise – Integrating theory and practice (3rd Ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers.
APA. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Burton, L. (2010). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (3rd ed.). Brisbane, Australia: John Wiley & Sons.
It is intended that learning in this unit will be interactive and practical. It is presumed therefore that students have made adequate arrangements for attending all teaching-learning sessions (including lecture attendance/listening). In order to be considered participating, a student needs to attend the whole class session, arriving no more than 10 mins after commencment.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have or to develop the information communication technology skills necessary to access the unit's Moodle website, to submit competently word-processed assignments, to use presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint etc), and to access relevant web-sites/resources and on-line journals. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with any audio-visual aids and their operation well prior to their presentations.
Work placement, internships or practicums