Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Foundations of Sport Psychology
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 1 hr lecture per week
Seminars / Tutorials 1 x 1 hr practical per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group Oral presentation  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Examination  70%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the key theories and concepts in Sport Psychology.

Communicate information orally and with the aid of information technology.

Conduct an investigation into a specific topic in Sport Psychology and discuss this investigation in an oral presentation format.

Brief description

The module will introduce students to key concepts in Sport Psychology through the consideration of relevant theories, seminal and key research studies in this area and, where appropriate at this level, practical application. The main aim of the course is to provide an introductory examination of the key psychological factors that affect sport performance.


The module will cover a range of issues central to Sport Psychology, thus the indicative content is as follows: Motivation (attribution theory, goal achievement theory, competence motivation theory, need achievement theory), Arousal, stress and anxiety (drive theory, inverted U theory, IZOF hypothesis, multidimensional anxiety theory), Team dynamics (cohesion, leadership), Self-confidence (self-efficacy theory, sport confidence model), Mood state, emotions and performance, and, Developmental issues in sport psychology (self-esteem, moral and identity development). The module will include key note lectures that introduce students to key theoretical perspectives and research findings, practical sessions that involve the collection of data, and, seminars involving discussion of video material, journal articles, and data collected by students, both independently and in groups.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students will be assessed on their ability to orally present information as part of the module assessment.
Research skills Students will be required to research background information as part of the module assessment. some basic research skills will be employed in the module assessment (basic data collection, description and interpretation
Team work Students will work in groups to produce their module assessment. Their ability to work as a team per se will not be assessed.


This module is at CQFW Level 4