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HL40488: Advanced studies in physical activity motivation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - 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 HL40486 AND ( take HL30055 OR take HL30155 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To explore how knowledge, concepts, research methodology, and skills from empirically supported and contemporary theories of human motivation enhance understanding of health and well-being within physical activity domains.
* To examine and synthesise key theoretical and applied issues as they relate to applying motivation knowledge to important issues, problems and challenges within physical activity domains.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:
* a critical understanding of the innovative and impactful contributions of motivation research to knowledge and practice.
* a critical and comprehensive awareness of the skills and processes required to translate scientific research into practical motivational strategies targeted at enhancing health and well-being within and across physical activity domains.
* a better understanding of the relevance and benefits to motivation research and practice of engaging with a range of public health stakeholders.
* an appreciation of how motivation research fits within contemporary physical activity research (e.g., interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary).

Knowledge and Understanding
* To recognise the role of motivation research as it relates to physical activity enquiry and application (T/F/A).
Intellectual Skills
* Problem solving (T/F/A);
* Integrating and managing levels of evidence (T/F/A);
* To think creatively and analytically (T/F/A);
* Numeracy (T/F/A);
* To communicate an argument (T/F/A).
Professional Practice Skills
* To work independently and in groups (F);
* To make connections between theory and practice; and between research and professional knowledge in physical activity contexts (T/F/A).

Advancing knowledge of key theories of human motivation, contemporary issues and debates, application of theory to practice, research methodologies. Grant application writing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40488 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)