Psychology of physical activity promotion

Module overview

The module will comprise a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops focused on:

  • Current theoretical frameworks and research findings regarding the psychological and environmental determinants of physical activity in the general (children, older adults, ethnic/racial minorities) and clinical populations.
  • Intervention approaches to physical activity promotion in diverse contexts.
  • The assessment of physical activity behaviours - issues relevant to the delivery and evaluation of individual, group and community-based physical activity promotion interventions will be addressed. 

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical models underlying the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions focused on physical activity promotion
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of objective and self-reported assessments of physical activity
  • Critically appraise physical activity promotion interventions in terms of feasibility, fidelity, and approach to evaluation
  • Provide the rationale for and design potentially effective physical activity promotion interventions appropriate for different settings and populations.

Module attendance required

This module will consist of two block weeks of teaching and then sessions focused on presentations of proposed physical activity interventions in 1st week of December

Module dates

2015/16

November 10 – 12,

November 25 – 26,

December 1 and December 3

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor Joan Duda, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Janice L. Thompson, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Frank Eves, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Sally Fenton, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Andrew Soundy, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Sarah Williams School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Emma Lancashire, School of Health and Population Sciences

Farhan Noordali, PhD Student, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences