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Psychology for exercise

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Psychology for exercise

This module will examine the psychology that underpins exercise for health and will develop an in-depth understanding of psychological correlates, psychological well being and psychological interventions to promote physical activity.

It presents an understanding of the theory and rationale of how psychology can aid adherence and maintenance of exercise in various populations.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the psychological concepts to promote exercise for health.
  2. Critically discuss and debate potential barriers from a psychological point of view to the implementation of exercise recommendations.
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of exercise as a component of health promotion.
  4. Critically discuss different psychological applied approaches to enhance participation in exercise.
  5. Demonstrate how an advanced knowledge of the application of exercise for clinical populations.

Who is the module for?  Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care including nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists

Module code: ER707X

Entry criteria:
Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a first degree in a relevant professional area (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Recent Level 6 or 7 study will also be considered.

Non-standard applicants

  • Qualified health and social care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and asked to complete a short qualifying essay.
  • If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section) or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: 2500 word critique and a formative oral presentation

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 6 days

Module dates:*

  • 12, 19, 26 January, 2, 9, 16 February 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Rehabilitation PgDip/MSc

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