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- Introduction to Exercise Psychology
Exercise psychology focuses on developing an understanding of how exercise and physical activity are influenced by physical, psychological and social factors. This module will provide you with a sound understanding of theory, research and application of a range of exercise psychology topics. The module provides an outline of the following exercise psychology topics at an introductory undergraduate level, including understanding the determinants, such as motives, barriers and adherence to exercise and physical activity, outcomes of exercise and physical activity related to affect, mood, and emotion, and exploring topics such as self-esteem and body image in relation to exercise and physical activity. For each topic, related theories and classical and current research examples are provided.
This module will discuss what makes exercise psychology a science and will explore theories, research methods and concepts relating to core topics in this area. The following are examples of indicative content:
- Research and ethics in exercise and physical activity
- Stress, affect, mood, and emotion
- Anxiety and depression
- Psychological wellbeing and cognitive function
- Self-esteem and body image
- Theories of behaviour change and motivation
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Evaluate the key principles which underpin exercise psychology from a biopsychosocial perspective.
- Apply exercise psychology theories to different circumstances and communicate these accurately to specific groups.
- Core module