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HL10036: Introduction to sport & exercise psychology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Exam (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the fields of psychology that relate to sport performance and exercise participation.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to: Discuss the nature and measurement of psychological constructs in the context of sport and exercise; and identify the key psychological concepts of sport performance and exercise participation.

Skills:

* To develop knowledge and understanding of core psychological constructs as they apply to sport - taught, facilitated and assessed
* To apply theoretical knowledge to practice - taught, facilitated and assessed
* To interpret information communicated through academic literature - taught, facilitated and assessed
* Written Communication -facilitated and assessed
* Statistical analysis and interpretation - facilitated and assessed
* Working Independently - facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Fields of psychology: Introduction to cognitive and developmental psychology to sport and exercise;
Personality and trait theories: Personality theory; socialisation theory; interactionist approach to sport and exercise;
Concepts of Sport and exercise psychology: anxiety, stress & arousal; self confidence & self esteem; attention & concentration; motivation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10036 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)

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