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SR3022: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

  • This course will develop an understanding of the psychology of health, sport and exercise;
  • look at psychological factors likely to affect individuals and their performance in the sporting environment;
  • develop psychological approaches to improve health and well-being through key theories on behaviour and behaviour change;
  • provide research driven insights and strategies designed to benefit professionals and participants within the health, sport and exercise community.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Alison Jenkinson
  • Dr Michael Scholz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

This course aims to develop an understanding of the psychology of sport and exercise. Current theories, research and practices will be presented as the framework within which this subject area continues to develop. In addition, approaches to improve health and well-being will be studied. Students will learn key theories about behaviour and behaviour change, including behaviour change techniques, and try them out to improve their own health and well-being.

Further Information & Notes

This course can only be taken by students studying Exercise and Health Science.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).
Resit: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Essays will be marked with written comments. Problem solving questions will be discussed during tutorials. Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. Students are given general feedback on performance following presentation of journal article review.

Course Learning Outcomes


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