Applied Health Fitness Psychology


Course Price

R1 900

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or requirements are needed

Course Credits


Course overview

Applied Health Fitness Psychology Book by Mark H. Anshel provides an understanding of the psychological factors that inhibit and promote physical activity and positive lifestyle behaviour change in clients.

Gain insight to psychological motivational theories and models of exercise behaviour to help your clients establish and maintain positive attitudes, emotions, and behaviours for a healthy lifestyle. Barriers to positive health behaviour plus personal, situational, cultural, spiritual, and environmental factors are also discussed.

Health and fitness professionals, wellness coaches, personal trainers, dieticians, and allied health professionals will learn strategies for health behaviour interventions, exercise compliance and adherence, cognitive and behavioural strategies, exercise goal setting, and leadership.

The ebook is divided into 4 parts:

  • The first part speaks to theoretical foundations of health fitness psychology which presents an introduction to the topic, psychological motivation theories and
  • theories and models of Exercise behaviours.
  • The second part speaks to the factors the influences health behaviours, in that part barriers to positive health behaviours, personal factor, situational and environmental factors and cultural, religious, and spiritual components will be discussed.
  • The third part speaks to Strategies for health behaviour interventions by presenting exercise adherence and compliance, cognitive and behavioural strategies and fitness goal setting and leadership.
  • The fourth and last part speaks to professional considerations and explains fitness consulting with special populations, dysfunction eating behaviours and professional organisations and ethics.

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