Exercise Psychology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise Psychology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This first year unit unit introduces you to the important role psychology plays in understanding people's engagement in and attitude towards exercise. As a foundational unit, it focuses on key concepts and models in the exercise psychology field. Upon completion, you will have a greater understanding of why people do and do not engage in regular exercise, the psychological consequences of such behaviours, how people might be motivated to change their exercise habits and how to assist clients develop resilience towards exercise participation.

    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this unit requires students to provide evidence of the ability to:

    1. Describe and discuss the role of psychology for understanding the motivation behind people's engagement with exercise
    2. Identify and classify barriers and faciliators to exercise engagement and sedentary behaviour
    3. Identify and describe theoretical approaches and models to behaviour change to maintain and motivate a physically active lifestyle
    4. Recognise and evaluate the psychological consequences of exercise participation
    5. Develop critical analysis and teamwork skills

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