Module Title:Health Psychology and Promotion 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via two theory classes of one hour duration (each) per week along with two hours of tutorial/practical classes per week for 12 weeks. This may include lectures, Q&A, group discussion, active learning, tutorials, seminars, case studies and guest lectures where appropriate. Some laboratroy based classes may also be included, where relevant. The students will also be involved in many of the Institute's Health Awareness Campaigns throughout the year, leading Institute Health Checks and initiating health promotion programmes.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students' understanding of the roles of psychology, physical activity and health promotion in achieving optimal health.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Review the role of physical activity in health.
LO2 Explain and apply the theoretical foundations of health promotion.
LO3 Apply knowledge of health promotion practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physical Activity (PA)
Definitions, prevalence, psychology of PA, interventions/programmes, correlates, barriers, facilitators, measurement, evaluation, beneficial effect of PA (e.g. on stress, anxiety, mood, sleep, pain, cognitive function, self-esteem etc), factors influencing PA behaviour, adherence, drop out, active travel as a form of PA, policy, guidelines, social marketing and system approaches to PA.
Sedentary Behaviour (SB)
Definitions, prevalence, psychology of SB, guidelines, policy, risk factors, correlates, interventions, measurement
Health Promotion
Models, policy, interventions, settings, evaluation, research in health promotion, role of media in health and health promotion. Using knowledge of the role of psychology in relation to PA and SB and applying it in a health promotion setting.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3 70.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 30.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 4 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 4 Mandatory