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The central purpose of this course is to examine the psychological basis of exercise and physical activity. The majority of the course will focus on traditional theories principles of psychology as they relate to exercise. Emphasis is placed on understanding the motives underlying involvement in exercise and physical activity and the psychological benefits derived from acute and chronic involvement in an exercise program. Throughout the course, consideration will be given to theoretical models, research findings, and practical application of the concepts to a variety of performance settings.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1010 with a grade of C- or better.