HSES 385 Psychological Aspects of Exercise
This course is designed for students interested in optimizing motivation and adherence to exercise among individuals in a wide range of physical activity settings (e.g., health clubs, corporate fitness, and physical therapy/rehab). The course content will include a review of the literature highlighting the psychological benefits of exercise, the theoretical advances in understanding the psychological aspects influencing individuals' participation in physical activity, and an introduction to strategies and techniques for professionals attempting to foster motivation and adherence to exercise among their clients. Prerequisite: Admission to the Community Health program or instructor consent.
The Community Health program prepares students for health-related careers in county, state and federal health departments, non-profit agencies, private ventures or agencies focusing on health promotion, corporate wellness, crisis intervention, drug/alcohol recovery, adoption, services for the elderly. In addition to general education requirements, the program includes major requirements, a complementary minor, and a 14 credit hour internship (40 hours a week for 15 weeks).
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