Module Identifier SS13310  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Sally Akehurst  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Joanne Thatcher  
Course delivery Lecture   12 x 1 hour lectures  
  Practical   12 x 1 hour practical  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written Examination Also same for supplementary exam  50%
Semester Assessment Group Presentation  50%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours Written Examination  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to.
Understand major psychological, physical and social consequences of physical inactivity

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of key theories and concepts in exercise psychology (such as exercise adherence, goal setting, motivation, stages of change, quality of life, social cohesion, exercise dependence and eating disorders)

Identify basic strategies that may be used to enhance adherence to physical activity and exercise.
Examine the influence of physical activity on psychological well-being
Communicate information orally


The content involved in the module can be categorised as adherence related and well-being related. Part of the module focus on the theories and strategies that can be used to increase adherence to physical activity, such as stages of change, goal setting, contracting, the development of exercise enjoyment and social cohesion etc. The other major part of the module focuses on an introduction to the psychological outcomes of physical activity. Themes include concepts such as quality of life, mood, self-perceptions, anxiety, body image, exercise dependence and eating disorders.

Module Skills

Problem_solving Lectures/Practicals ¿ Small group problem-solving exercises  
Research skills Searching databases and locate relevant sources for the oral presentation and abstract writing  
Communication Assessment ¿ The ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in a written format ¿ Summarise a research article and construct a written abstract in groups ¿ Present the written abstract orally  


This module is at CQFW Level 4