Exercise Psychology


Justin R Mason

Justin R Mason PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Justin Mason is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He completed a B.S (Psychology), M.S. (Exercise Physiology), and Ph.D. (Sport and Exercise Psychology) from Florida State University, followed by postdoctoral training in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Florida. His research focuses on how lifestyle factors influence cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and community mobility. Dr. Mason is the Director of the Mobility, Activity, and Participation (MAP) Lab with projects investigating innovative solutions to optimize driving and community mobility for older adults and special populations. Specifically, Mason’s research focuses to improve interactions with in-vehicle technology so that older adults understand system capabilities and utilize technology to mitigate age-related cognitive decline to support their aging in place.

This course will describe the benefits of various modes of exercise and potential barriers and facilitators to exercise. Benefits discussed will include mood, cognitive function, and “The Self”. Periodization techniques will be discussed to transition exercise from a “chore” into becoming a purposeful activity (i.e., occupation).

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with a background in rehabilitation.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate physical activity and exercise.
  • Describe benefits that occur from routine exercise
  • Detail methods to promote exercise adherence.
  • Summarize the importance of periodization, planning, and progressive overload.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Occupations/ IADL

Completion Requirements

0.1 AOTA CEUs (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.