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Milken Institute School of Public Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (EXNS)
Exercise and Health Psychology
Exercise and Health Psychology
Fall 2015
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majors only
PSYC 1001


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EXSC 2116 - Exercise and Health Psychology
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The psychological, social, and environmental factors that influence the adoption and maintenance of physical activity/exercise and other health behaviors. The role of physical activity/exercise in the prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis on prominent theories used to understand and predict behavior change towards the initiation and maintenance of health behaviors. Issues specific to public health and diversity such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender are also addressed.
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic concepts of cellular and molecular physiology, human anatomy & physiology, nutrition, and psychology. 2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various physiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying the body’s adaptation to exercise. 3. Students will apply this knowledge and understanding in designing exercise programs for improving health, function, and performance within specific populations. 4. Students will organize and internalize this knowledge and understanding in adopting lifestyle choices that promote health and wellness. 5. Students will demonstrate the ability to separate complex scientific components in order to communicate effectively with different lay audiences in the community. 6. Students will demonstrate an ability to synthesize (build) and defend an argument based on diverse elements. 7. Students will apply ethical principles to case studies and to real-life experiences and issues presented in their courses and in their practica/internships.
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