SP 6494 – Exercise and Health Psychology
This course focuses on the development of a theoretical understanding and basic skill proficiency in the principles and techniques of exercise and health psychology. Issues such as exercise participation and adherence, exercise and its relationship to mental health, wellness promotion and behavior change, psychological factors and reactions to overtraining, pain management, and stress management are explored. Techniques such as goal setting and imagery as they relate to exercise and health are also covered. Exercise used in a therapeutic environment, and how exercise can be incorporated into a psychological skills training program are discussed.