|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2 hour Lecture|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 2 hour Seminar/Tutorials/Practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||2 hour written examination||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Coursework: 3,000 word case study||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||3 hour written examination||100%|
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.
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.
Theoretical perspectives that inform the design and implementation of interventions to change sedentary lifestyles;
Psychological benefits of physical activity;
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.
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.
|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|
This module is at CQFW Level 6