Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Group Dynamics in Sport & Exercise
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Coursework group poster presentation  100%
Supplementary Assessment 2,000 word essay  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate core knowledge of the key theories and concepts associated with interpersonal dynamics in sport and exercise contexts.

Identify basic strategies that may be used to facilitate interpersonal dynamics in sport and exercise contexts.


Interpersonal dynamics contribute to individuals' behaviours, performance and subjective experiences, and to groups' performances in both sport and exercise settings. Researchers have investigated relevant dimensions of interpersonal dynamics such as the group environment, member attributes, and group structure. Understanding interpersonal dynamics assists sport and exercise scientists in the application of their knowledge and interventions, and is fundamental to a sound education in sport and exercise psychology. As such, this module will contribute to students' preparation for jobs in the sport and exercise industries.

Brief description

The module will introduce students to key concepts associated with interpersonal dynamics in sport and exercise contexts, through considering relevant theories, key research studies, and where suitable for level 1, practical application. The main aim of the course is to provide an introductory examination of the key psychological factors affecting interpersonal dynamics in sport and exercise contexts.


Indicative content includes:

The scope of interpersonal dynamics
Group environment
Member attributes
Group structure
Group cohesion
Group processes

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Group Poster
Improving own Learning and Performance Group Poster.
Information Technology Group poster 9e.g. Powerpoint)
Personal Development and Career planning Group Poster
Problem solving Group Poster
Research skills Group Poster
Subject Specific Skills Interpersonal dynamics
Team work Group Poster


This module is at CQFW Level 4