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SPEX11-104: Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology


This subject introduces students to the main psychosocial theories that influence sport, health and exercise in the community. The primary focus is on the understanding of psychological principles that underpin physical activity. Students will also consider the psychological factors that facilitate or impede participation and adherence in exercise programs.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the role of exercise, physical activity and sport in mental health and wellbeing.
2. Describe human behaviour in terms of personality, motivation and learning, and relate these influences to the behavioural aspects of health, exercise and sport.
3. Interpret psychosocial theories (including behavioural, ecological, and learning theories) that relate to health, exercise and sport.
4. Describe the factors associated with realistic goal setting, adoption, safe participation and adherence to physical activity, exercise and sporting environments.
5. Demonstrate basic counselling and communication skills.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019