Lifestyle Management | Abertay University

Lifestyle Management


The module is designed to enhance communication skills to support behaviour change intervention strategies that are used to elicit lifestyle change to promote positive health and wellbeing


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with theoretical knowledge, practical skills and begin developing the expertise necessary to enable the student to evaluate lifestyles, identify and apply appropriate modification techniques in physical activity and health.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Working with clients demonstrate ability to analyse and interpret behaviour change needs.

2.  Identify and evaluate components of physical activity and health behaviour.

3.  Plan and implement strategies for promoting adoption and maintenance of physical activity and health behaviour change.

4.  Critically reflect on behaviour change interventions.

Indicative Content

1 The aim of this Module is to provide the student with: theory

Effective communication, Self awareness, Listening skills

2 Management skills

Practicalities of management, administration and organisation of client.

3 Behaviour Change

Identify Influences on behaviour. Understanding and assessing behaviour, Individual behaviour and motivation, Determinants and factors that impact on behaviour and motivation.

4 Time management

Aspects of time management. Changing time management. Effective planning.

5 Goal Setting

Identifying Goals. Developing Practical Realistic goals. Short long term goals. Achieving goals.

6 Behaviour Change Models

Models of behaviour change. Social cognitive theory, relapse prevention model, ecological theories of behaviour, stages of readiness. Moderators mediators of change. Behaviour change process.

7 Promoting Adherence

Self efficacy. Social Support. Behaviour change skills, Impact of habitual behaviour, Factors that affect adherence. Overcoming barriers.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Key themes and topics will be introduced through lectorials and fitness assessment skills will be developed through a laboratory practical session. There will be a clear focus on applying practical skills through working with clients. Assessment will focus on demonstrating ability to reflect on the process and challenges of behaviour change.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 15
Tutorial/Seminar 4
Supervised Practical Activity 8
Unsupervised Practical Activity 10
Assessment 30
Independent 133

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2018/19 , and may be subject to change for future years.