The Psychology of Exercise and Wellbeing (C8849)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module explores 3 areas of exercise psychology: exercise, mental health and wellbeing; exercise interventions; and exercise and culture. The first area will explore how exercise is associated with wellbeing in a variety of mental health conditions. The second will explore the theoretical basis and practical complications of exercise interventions. The third will explore the role of culture in exercise behaviour. Throughout the module, you will engage with key readings and online activities, to support their learning and development. Activities include using and reflecting on a mobile phone fitness app, and interviewing a non-exercising friend or family member.


82%: Lecture
18%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.