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					                                                     Module Description

Title                                      Sport and Exercise Psychology

Code                                       SY200

Level                                      2

Credit rating                              20
Prerequisites                              SY100 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Type of module                             Taught module, two semesters

Aims                                       The aims of this module are:
                                           1. To develop students' knowledge of a range of psychological theories
                                              relevant to sport & exercise.
                                           2. To introduce the student to some applications of psychological theories to
                                              the sport/exercise contexts.
                                           3. To develop students' understanding of the scientific process involved in
                                              psychological research.

Learning outcome/objectives                By the end of the module each student should be able to:

                                           1.   Identify & explain core concepts, theoretical tenets and research findings
                                                in sport/exercise psychology.
                                           2.   Outline & explain the applications of psychological theories to
                                                sport/exercise contexts.
                                           3.   Report & discuss the findings of small research projects conducted in

Content                                    Stress and Anxiety, Psychology of Injury, Burnout & Overtraining;
(for contact time and non-contact time)    Participation Motivation, Achievement Goal Orientations, Attributions,
                                           Intrinsic Motivation, Aggression; Exercise motivation and adherence;
                                           Psychological effects of exercise; Exercise and Personality; Theoretical models
                                           of exercise behaviour; Team Dynamics, Cohesion, Leadership, Psychological

Teaching and learning strategies           22 x 1 hour lectures and 10 x 2 hours seminars (44 hours)
                                           Reading and exam preparation (104 hours)

Learning support                           Cox, R.H. (1994). Sport psychology: Concepts and applications (3rd edition).
(include full details of up to 8 titles)   Dubuque, IA: Brown and Benchmark

                                           Roberts, G.C., Spink, K.S. & Pemberton, C.L. (1999). Learning experiences in
                                           sport psychology (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

                                           Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. (1999). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology
                                           (2nd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

                                           Willis, J.D. & Campbell, L.F. (1992). Exercise psychology. Champaign, IL:
                                           Human Kinetics.
Assessment task                       Exam 70 % - students complete at the end of each semester a 90 minutes exam
                                      (LO1 & LO2).
                                      Course work 30% - students complete, in pairs, four written reports (text one
                                      A4 sheet) from a choice of five projects associated with this module in each
                                      semester (LO3).
                                      Students are required to gain a mark equivalent to at least 30% in each of the
                                      assessment tasks, with an overall average of at least 40%.

Assessment criteria                   1. Exam criteria: ability to identify, outline, explain, compare, summarise and
                                      illustrate core concepts, theoretical tenets, research findings and applied
                                      2. The reports should include the following: research question, data table,
                                      analysis of results, answers to set questions. Students should be able to a)
                                      evaluate their findings in relation to the hypothesis and previous research
                                      and b) reflect upon the applied value of their results.

Brief description of module content   This module focuses on developing an understanding of selected theoretical
and/or aims for publicity             aspects of sport/exercise psychology and motor control and their relevance to
                                      the practitioner.

Area examination board to which       Sport & Exercise Science
module relates
Module team/authors/co-ordinator      Monica Dorobantu (co-ordinator), Bill Filby, Sarah Hardcastle

Semester offered                      Semesters 1 and 2

Timetable slot(s)

Site where delivered                  Eastbourne

Date of first approval                September 1999

Date of last revision                 September 2000

Date of approval of this version      September 2001

Version number                        3

Replacement for previous module       SY260 Sport Psychology and SY280 Exercise Psychology

Field for which module is             Sport and Exercise Science
acceptable and status in that field
Course(s) which module is             BSc Sport and Exercise Science: Required
acceptable and status in course       BA(QTS) and BA(LPA): Permitted

Departmental home                     Chelsea School

External examiner(s)                  Andy Smith / Tudor Hale

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