At the end of the course students should be able to: 1) understand, analyze and discuss models and theories of psychology, supporting the intervention on behavior change in the context of physical activity and health, 2) plan and implement proposals for intervention behavioral change in the context of physical activity and health, based on the models and theories of psychology, 3) understand and analyze assessment tools and technical tools that support intervention for behavioral change in the context of physical activity and health.

This course aims to ensure the acquisition of basic knowledge of  specific  physical  activities  that  promote  the  development  of  the conditioning physical capacities.  These  capacities depend  primarily  of  energy  and  metabolic processes - obtaining and transformation of energy - and are largely limited by both the available energy in the muscles and the mechanisms that regulate its distribution.

The Unit of "Health Psycology" falls within the scope of the “Behavioural Change Semester” of Bachelor in Physical Activity and Lifestyle includes a reflection about fields of application, models and methods of Psychology to Health and Disease, taking the relevance social systems in which the individual participates, with which evolves over its development and collaborating in the organization of the health status and mental and psychological illness.

This unit involves knowledge of principles of "Health Psychology", which are needed to explain the behavior and to influence behavioral change.