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HL30055: Applied sport psychology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20042 and take HL20045
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the psychological preparation of sports performers.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Discuss and critically evaluate the psychological theories and research pertaining to elite performance in competitive sport.
* Outline the rationale for an evidence-based approach to sport psychology practice.
* Appreciate the contribution that psychological concepts make to elite performance.
* Assess the individual needs of an athlete, and make recommendations concerning particular strategies of psychological preparation for their sport.


* communication skills (facilitated/assessed);
* information technology (facilitated);
* team working skills (taught/facilitated);
* problem-solving skills (facilitated, assessed)
* working independently (facilitated/assessed);
* personal development planning (facilitated);
* reflective practice (facilitated)
* knowledge and subject-specific skills (taught/facilitated/assessed).

Professional practice and applied sport psychology, psychological evaluation, stress and coping, psychological skills training, staying focused, motivation, competitive anxiety and emotions, self-confidence, life skills, applied sport psychology case studies and transfer to other domains.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30055 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.