Module Title:Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via two hour lecture per week for one semester. This theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, presentations and other teaching and learning strategies as appropriate.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the core topics, underlying theories and basic psychological constructs in sport and exercise psychology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the major concepts studied in sport and exercise psychology (e.g. personality, motivation, stress, confidence, feedback, etc.)
LO2 Relate and apply psychological concepts to the sport and exercise setting
LO3 Identify interventions that may be used by sport and exercise psychologists to improve performance and increase participation in sport and exercise.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
History and evolution of sport and exercise psychology. Role of a sport and exercise psychologist.
Basic psychological concepts
Introduction to different areas within sport and exercise psychology such as personality, motivation, arousal, anxiety, stress, attitudes, confidence, leadership, group dynamics, physical activity and health psychology
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Introduction to psychological skills training (e.g. goal setting, imagery, self-talk etc.)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The continuous assessment strategy may incorporate essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies, in-class tests and written reports. 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 1 Mandatory
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 1 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 1 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 1 Mandatory