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Motivating People to Be Physically Active

Motivating People to be Physically Active

Motivating people to be physically active Our course of the week this week is Motivating People to be Physically-Active.

The British Association of Exercise Sciences (BASES) has endorsed this course for 8
CPD points and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) also offers three CPD points upon completion.

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Course objectives

Motivating People to Be Physically Active will help you improve client motivation and participation in physical activity by understanding the key psychological principles of behaviour change. Learn to assess your clients’ physical activity patterns, readiness for change, motivation and barriers to exercise. Apply stage-specific strategies using interventions designed for individuals, the workplace and the community to promote lifelong physical activity.

About the Authors

Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and human behaviour at the Brown University Medical School. She is the director of physical activity research at the Brown University Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital.

Dr. Marcus, a clinical and health psychologist, has spent over 20 years conducting research on physical activity behaviour and she has published more than 100 papers and book chapters on this topic.

Leighann Forsyth, PhD is a clinical health psychologist. She has a private practice specialising in weight management, body image and women’s health. She also is an adjunct professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, where she conducts research on physical activity adoption and lectures on behaviour modification.

Dr. Forsyth completed a clinical internship and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Behavior and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. She also participated in several research programmes applying the states of motivational readiness to promote physical activity adoption.

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