Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Health and Exercise Science, Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
Successful completion of this unit requires students to provide evidence of the ability to:
- Describe and discuss the role of psychology for understanding the motivation behind people's engagement with exercise
- Identify and classify barriers and faciliators to exercise engagement and sedentary behaviour
- Identify and describe theoretical approaches and models to behaviour change to maintain and motivate a physically active lifestyle
- Recognise and evaluate the psychological consequences of exercise participation
- Develop critical analysis and teamwork skills
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.