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Module

PSY3039 : Clinical Sport & Exercise Psychology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tracy Donachie
  • Lecturer: Mr Max Stone
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the field of clinical sport and exercise psychology. The content of the module focuses on the use of physical activity in the prevention, management and treatment of mental health conditions, such as depression and schizophrenia, as well as the application of psychological interventions derived from psychological models or theories to address a number of mental health challenges commonly experienced by individuals in sport and exercise settings, such as eating disorders and exercise addiction. The module is devised to provide students with a thorough theoretical grounding and an insight into the practice of clinical psychology within sport and exercise settings.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will cover a broad range of topics as outlined below;

Physical Activity and the Prevention, Management and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
Depression
Schizophrenia
Anxiety Disorders

Mental Health Challenges in Sport and Exercise Settings
Exercise Addiction
Muscle Dysmorphia Disorder (“Bigorexia”)
Eating Disorders
Substance Misuse
Doping
Depression and Suicidality

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable