Module Information

Module Identifier
SS23120
Module Title
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Pre-Requisite
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Dr Melissa Day (Reader - University of Chichester)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Individual laboratory report  50%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Lab Report  50%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Examination  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Understand theoretical explanations for key topics in sport and exercise psychology

Apply theoretical explanations in sport and exercise contexts

Collect data and interpret with the use of theory and research

Effectively present information in a laboratory report

Interpret research findings using both theory and research

Aims

Sport & Exercise Psychology is a key discipline within Sport & Exercise Science and as such is a required area of study for students reading for a degree in Sport & Exercise Science. It's inclusion is key to developing an multidimensional understanding of the exercise or sports participant/non-participant to complement understanding developed in other core areas of Sprot & Exercise Science.

Brief description

This module builds on the scope and depth of the topics covered on the level one modules, Foundations of Sport Psychology and Foundations of Exercise Psychology. the module considers key theoretical approaches within sport and exercise psychology that are used to underpin understanding of the psychological aspects of sport and exercise participation. The module requires students to critically consier research pertaining to sport and exercise psychology and its application.

Content

This module covers psychological aspects of sport and exercise participation, considering both theoretical perspective and practical issues. Topics covered in a sport context include anxiety and performance, sports burnout, eating disorders and excessive exercise, and group dynamics and leadership issues. From an exercise perspective, topics covered include determinants of physical activity, social support and strategies for enhancing exercise adherence, public health recommendations for physical activity, and, interventions for groups and individuals.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5