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Module

SES1005 : Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Adam Coussens
  • Lecturer: Mr Max Stone
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the area of sport and exercise psychology. The module provides an overview and an examination of psychological factors which influence individual and group behaviour in sport and exercise. The module also aims to critically examine, evaluate, and apply psychological principles, theory, and research within sport and exercise. Practical and ethical issues in sport and exercise psychology will also be examined.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will cover a broad range of topics within sport and exercise psychology as outlined below;

Learning about Participants
•       Motivation
•       Arousal, Stress and Anxiety

Understanding Sport and Exercise Environments
•       Competition and Cooperation
•       Feedback, Reinforcement, and Intrinsic Motivation

Focusing on Group Processes
•       Group and Team Dynamics
•       Group Cohesion
•       Leadership
•       Communication

Improving Performance
•       Arousal Regulation
•       Self-Confidence
•       Concentration

Enhancing Health and Well Being
•       Exercise and Psychological Well Being
•       Exercise Behaviour and Adherence
•       Athletic Injuries and Psychology
•       Addictive and Unhealthy Behaviours
•       Burnout and Overtraining

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