Module Identifier SS13010  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Cecilie Thogersen  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours Consolidation workshops  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  100%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to ...

1. Describe the role of the sport and exercise psychologist and recognize relevant ethical issues in professional work
2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key theories and concepts in sport and exercise psychology ( such as adherence, arousal, goal setting, imagery, motivation, performance profiling, stages of change models)
3. Identify how psychological factors influence sports performance and the basic means by which they can be managed
4. Examine the influence of physical activity on psychological well-being
5. Present orally on a relevant topic and produce an abstract of the presentation

Brief description

This module aims to introduce students to the underlying theories and concepts in psychology relevant to individual and group behaviour and performance. A wide range of sport and exercise situations will be considered to demonstrate application to practical situtations. The module will consider how psychological factors can affect performance and how participation in physical activity can inflence health and well-being at all ages in life.


1. Introduce students to key theories and concepts in sport & exercise psychology
2. Provide understanding of the effects of psychological factors on sports performance
3. Provide understanding of the effects of participating in physical activity on psychological health and well-being
4. Develop skills in oral and written communication

Reading Lists

Weinberg, RS & Gould, D (2003) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3rd ed. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics
Williams, J (2001) Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance London, Mayfield
Bull, SJ, Albinson, JR & Shambrook, CJ (1996) The Mental Game Plan: Getting Psyched for Sport Sports Dynamics 0951954326
Cox, RH (2002) Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications 5th ed. Boston, M A, McGraw-Hill


This module is at CQFW Level 4