Goal Setting for Exercise and Physical Activity Webinar

Goal Setting for Exercise and Physical Activity Webinar
This webinar aims to provide ESSA members with an overview of recent developments in goal-setting, and discuss their implications for prescribing exercise and promoting physical activity.

Goal Setting for Exercise and Physical Activity Webinar

This webinar aims to provide ESSA members with an overview of recent developments in goal-setting, and discuss their implications for prescribing exercise and promoting physical activity. Specifically, this webinar will: 

(1) summarise key changes in theory and evidence on goal-setting; 
(2) explain why there have been calls to reconsider best practice in goal-setting for physical activity promotion;
(3) highlight potential risks and adverse effects of setting goals inappropriately; 
(4) consider which type of goal works best, when, and for whom; and 
(5) discuss practical considerations for delivering more evidence-based and more effective goal-setting

Presented by Associate Professor Christian Swann, Bsc (hons), PhD, SFHEA

Christian Swann is an Associate Professor in Psychology in the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University. He completed his PhD in 2013 at University of Lincoln, UK where he subsequently worked for 3 years as a Lecturer in Sport Psychology. He moved to University of Wollongong in 2015 as a Research Fellow, and then joined Southern Cross University in 2018 where he held the role of Chair of Discipline for the Human Sciences from 2020-2022. His program of research focuses on the use of goal-setting in physical activity promotion, the promotion of mental health, and the psychology of exceptional performance. His current projects include the $3.66 million Regional Australia Mental Health Research and Training Institute, and an ARC Discovery Project to develop mental health guidelines for community sport in Australia. 


Wednesday, 28 September 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 QLD:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 SA:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    10:00am - 12:00pm
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as a podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member         $30.00 
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    $15.00
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2.



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    28/09/2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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