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HL20045: Psychology of exercise and health

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10036
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To examine the psychological aspects that underpin exercise participation, and the psychological benefits and risks associated with exercise.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Explain the psychological benefits of exercise, the motives for exercise participation, and the strategies used to enhance exercise adherence.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the harmful psychological problems associated with exercise participation.
* Explain the work of the exercise profession to promote physical activity, and address exercise adherence issues from a public health perspective.

Skills:

* To learn independently (taught/facilitated)
* To critically evaluate theory and literature (taught/facilitated/assessed)
* To utilise problem solving skills (taught/facilitated/assessed)
* To demonstrate knowledge and subject-specific skills (taught/facilitated/assessed).

Content:
Psychological benefits of exercise: Mechanisms & hypotheses; self-esteem issues with exercise; mood enhancement profiling.
Exercise motivation: Theories of exercise motivation; exercise adherence; applied motivational interventions; exercise climate - theory and manipulation by instructors & fitness leaders.
Issues of psychological well-being: Harmful psychological effects of exercise; exercise addiction; over-training; eating disorders; special populations & exercise issues (e.g. obesity).
The exercise professional: Prediction and measurement of exercise adherence; promotion of exercise; GP referral schemes and exercise prescription.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20045 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)

HL20045 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

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