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Applied Health Fitness Psychology


Our course of the week this week is Applied Health Fitness Psychology.

The British Association of Exercise Sciences (BASES) has endorsed this course for 10 bases_cpd_10-credits-logoREPS_BADGE_CPD 3_LOGOCPD points and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) also offers three CPD points upon completion.

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Course components can be delivered as printed products or online only.

Course objectives

Applied Health Fitness Psychology provides an understanding of the psychological factors that inhibit and promote physical activity and positive lifestyle behaviour change in clients. Gain insight to psychological motivational theories and models of exercise behaviour to help your clients establish and maintain positive attitudes, emotions and behaviours for a healthy lifestyle.

This continuing education course is supplemented by the text Applied Health Fitness Psychology, which covers theory, models of behaviour and instructions on using this knowledge when working with clients.

About the Author

18756Mark H. Anshel, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and human performance with a joint appointment in the psychology department at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He is the author of more than 135 research publications, four fitness books and multiple editions of the text Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice.

His research since 2007 has concerned the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioural model on exercise participation and adherence called the disconnected values model. Anshel is recognised as an international leader in providing evidence-based programmes and linking research with practice in exercise and fitness psychology and sport psychology.

Over the course of his career, Anshel has gained hands-on experience consulting with more than 3,000 clients while winning numerous awards, including  Distinguished Research Scholar Award from Middle Tennessee State University. Anshel also served for 10 years on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Behavior.

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