Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

AEXS 270 - Exercise Psychology


This course covers applied and theoretical issues related to the psychology of physical activity and exercise. Theories of exercise behavior and motivation is examined in relation to the increasing problems of exercise adherence and physical inactivity. Other topics discussed include: psychological and psychobiological responses to exercise, exercise patterns in different populations, the relationship between exercise and mental health, strategic interventions that promote physical activity, and problems associated with excessive exercise. The course is a lecture and discussion format.
Credits: 3

Registration Restrictions: Restricted to AEXS majors only.