Module Information

Module Identifier
SS33720
Module Title
Applied Sport Psychology
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Dr Melissa Day (Reader - University of Chichester)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Coursework: 3,000 word case study  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   EXAMINATION  50%
Supplementary Assessment 3 hour written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

analyse an athlete's psychological skills training needs, identify suitable strategies for addressing these needs and methods of implementing and assessing the efficacy of suggested strategies.

critically discuss the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of key psychological skills training strategies and interventions, and

demonstrate a critical understanding of consultancy issues, such as ethical considerations in applied work and different approaches to consultancy with athletes.

Content

Indicative content includes:

Theoretical perspectives that inform the design and implementation of interventions to change sedentary lifestyles;
Psychological benefits of physical activity;
Evidence-based practice;
Methods and measures associated with the psychology of physical activity and health;
The role of physical activity in important health-related conditions and behaviours;
Key issues concerning the promotion of physical activity for mental health; and
Emerging relationships in the psychology of physical activity and health.

Aims

The study of psychological processes in physical activity and health has grown considerably in recent years. Research in this area employs theoretical perspective to inform the design and implementation of interventions to promote health-enhancing physical activity. A more specialist, problem-based approach will be developed from the more wide-ranging coverage of the psychology of sport and exercise covered in the pre-requisite L2 module.

Brief description


This module aims to develop an advanced understanding of theoretical models relevant to physical activity and health, critically apply knowledge to situations and problems in physical activity and health contexts, and interpret and evaluate relevant research evidence.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Case study assessment and written examination: - Expression of arguments coherently and in an appropriate academic style
Improving own Learning and Performance N/A
Information Technology - Use of web-based literature databases
Personal Development and Career planning - Develop awareness of the consultancy role played by Sport Psychologists. - Develop awareness of the accreditation process for Sport Psychologists.
Problem solving Case study assessment: - Identification of problems - Identification of factors which might influence potential solutions - Identification of solutions, and evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions - Construction of a rational proposal in response to a problem.
Research skills Case study assessment: - Location and use of primary sources - Production of an academically appropriate report
Subject Specific Skills
Team work N/A

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6