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Social-Psychology of the Body, Health, and Performance

CPSY 4722

The purpose of this course is to understand the ways in which people in society understand the body in sport, physical activity and health and wellness. Or in more simple terms, answer the question: why society thinks about the sporting, healthy and physically active body in the ways that it does? In order to acquire this understanding we will explore the complex and powerful historical, social and cultural forces that have shaped the assumptions underpinning the sporting, physically active and healthy body. No prerequisites exist for this course.