Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit focuses on the psychology of injury rehabilitation and the psychological aspects of exercise, both in terms of the adoption/maintenance of exercise behaviours and the consequences of exercise for mental health. The unit is conducted in a seminar format. Students examine relevant academic literature, present information to the class and summarise their research in a written format. Students also conduct motivational interviewing and solution focused coaching workshops based on case studies and on health coaching practicum.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]

Students are able to (1) become familiar with contemporary issues in rehabilitation, exercise, and health psychology; (2) develop an in-depth understanding of a specific research area within this field; (3) master presentation skills for communicating research findings to a professional audience; and (4) develop skills in health coaching.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a group workshop; (2) an individual paper; and (3) health change coaching practicum. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Timothy Budden
Unit rules
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Contact hours
Lectures occur weekly (approximately 1 hour) and are available online. Seminars (2 hours) occur weekly for 10 weeks of Semester, leaving two weeks for students to focus on assignment submissions.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.