This unit will provide the student with an understanding and critical analysis of the role of psychological principles in exercise from an applied perspective. It will enable students to understand how to plan and anticipate outcomes of evidence based physical activity/exercise interventions. This unit utilises psychological theory to explain causes and correlates of exercise adherence and exercise avoidance. The unit builds on Exercise and Sport Psychology (SCL1003) to examine psychological interventions, and demonstrate the utility of exercise psychology models in enhancing adherence to exercise programs for the clinical treatment of patients or clients. Within the unit students will develop an evidence-based exercise intervention. Facilitators and barriers to participation are also explored.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):