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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC1216 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Shaunna Burke

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22


SPSC1031Motor Control:Foundations
SPSC1107Functional Anatomy for Sports Scientists
SPSC1211Tutorial/Pract Skills in Sport
SPSC1213Fundamentals of Mathematics
SPSC1218Introduction to Biomechanics
SPSC1220Foundations of Physiology
SPSC1221Cardio-respiratory Physiology and Exercise
SPSC1222Neuroscience for Exercise Science

This module is mutually exclusive with

PSYC1613Sport and Exercise Psychology
PSYC1623Sport and Exercise Psychology (Semester 2)

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To introduce fundamental psychological principles, theory and research in the domain of sport and exercise.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Explain a basic knowledge and understanding of foundational topic areas in sport and exercise psychology;
2. Define and discuss psychological theories and basic research;
3. Integrate psychological principles in the context of sport and exercise;
4. Have an appreciation of issues affecting sport and exercise behaviour from a psychological perspective and describe them;
5. Engage, interpret and discuss practical sessions relating to selected psychological skills training.

Skills outcomes
Professional development:
- Students will be given the opportunity to practice and improve their decision making skills.


- Goal Setting
- Attention & Concentration
- Mental Toughness
- Stress & Anxiety
- Motivation
- Self-Confidence
- Frameworks for Sport Psychologists
- Psychological Interventions

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Reading for lectures (30 hours)
- Preparation for practicals (4 hours)
- Exam preparation (50 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Formative feedback from practicals (weeks 1-11)
- Individual tutorials.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentParticipation (attendance and engagement with activities at practical sessions)20.00
In-course Assessment1 x In-course Online assessment (10 MCQs each worth 2 points (20%) and 4 x short answer questions worth 15 points (60%))80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 03/12/2021


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