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SR3301: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 02 Nov 2022 16:10


Course Overview

 • This course will develop an understanding of the psychology sport and exercise;

• Look at psychological factors likely to affect individuals and their performance in the sporting environment;

• Develop psychological approaches to improve sports performance 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 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jenny Gregory

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BSc Exercise and Health Science or MSci in Exercise and Health Science with Ind'l Plac or Bachelor Of Science In Applied Sport Science
  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 14 - 15
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 13, 15 - 16
  • 2 Lectures during University week14

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

70% Multiple Choice/short answer test, taken in 2 sessions

15% Writing/literature skills assessment

15% Written abstract submission (including some data analysis)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Online exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseStudents will be able to discuss the major theories and practices in Sport Psychology.
ProceduralUnderstandStudents will understand how a sports psychologist interacts with their clients and applies their learning.

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