Psychosocial Aspects of Health Behaviour (HEALT1705)

This course provides students with an understanding of the key psychological principles and techniques underlying healthy behaviour and physical activity involvement. It addresses the psychosocial factors that influence participation in physical activity across the lifespan in the context of the overall health of individuals and communities. The relationship between physical activity and psychological well-being will be critically examined, including the influence of exercise on quality of life. In the context of an interviewing and helping skills framework, students will apply basic psychological principles and interventions to the adoption and maintenance of physical activity in individuals, communities and special populations.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 2
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.