Exercise Psychology

Course Information
TitleΨυχολογία ασκουμένου / Exercise Psychology
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000614

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 29
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSTheoretical ElectiveWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With sucessful completion of the module students should be able to: (a) explain the peculiarities of exercise participants' psychology (b) describe basic psychological theories and interventions in the area of exercise psychology (c) interpret the psychological factors related to exercise participants' motivation for exercise adherence (d) devise strategies to achieve exercise participants' improved psychology aiming to maximise exercise adherence
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to exercise psychology Self-esteem and exercise participation The theories of reasoned action and planned behavior in exercise Self-efficacy and achievement goals in exercise Protection motivation theory and health action process approach in exercise Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and flow in exercise The transtheoretical model in exercise Elderly individuals and motives to exericse Women and children in exercise and physical activity The psychology of participation in outdoors physical activity
exercise psychology, exercise motivation, attitude toward exercise participation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment522
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θεοδωράκης, Γ. (2010). Άσκηση, ψυχική υγεία και ποιότητα ζωής. Θεσσαλονίκη: Χριστοδουλίδης.
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