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HL10525: Sport and exercise psychology

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide a general introduction to the academic discipline of psychology in the contexts of sport, exercise, and health. Students will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with dominant theoretical approaches in psychology and will be introduced to key psychological concepts.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Discuss the relevance of psychology in the contexts of sport, exercise, and health
2. Describe and explain concepts within sport, exercise, and health psychology
3. Discuss the measurement of psychological constructs in the context of sport, exercise, and health
4. Distinguish between dominant theoretical approaches in psychology.

Content:

* Introduction to psychology: aims of the discipline; key organisations; working domains and practitioner roles.
* Dominant theoretical approaches: schools of thought; psychodynamic; behaviourist; cognitive; humanistic; personality theories.
* Key concepts: motivation; confidence & self-efficacy; emotion & stress; competitive anxiety; coping & resilience; concentration & attention.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10525 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)

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