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.
Who is this 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.
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.
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.
2500 word critique and a formative oral presentation.
Course length: 6 half-days