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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: