Module Title:Sport and Exercise Psychology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Sports Psychology will be taught in three theory classes of one hour duration per week. The theory classes will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, problem-based learning, case studies, and guest lecturers where appropriate
Module Aim: To promote an understanding of the major psychological determinants of human behaviour in sports performance and exercise participation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Synthesise the psychological factors that determine sport and exercise performance and outline the theories underlying these processes
LO2 Critique and apply psychological concepts and skills for the enhancement of performance
LO3 Identify the role of psychology in growth and development of young athletes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

8131 PSYC Sport and Exercise Psychology 1
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Section 1 Introduction to Sport Psychology
History and evolution of sport and exercise psychology. Role of a sport and exercise psychologist; Introduction to key psychological concepts such as personality, motivation, arousal, anxiety, stress, attitudes, confidence, leadership, group dynamics, physical activity and health psychology; Introduction to psychological skills training (e.g. goal setting, imagery, self-talk etc.)
Section 2 Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development
Children and Sport Psychology, Aggression in Sport, Character Development and Good Sporting Behaviour
Section 3 Factors Affecting Performance
Personality & The Athlete, Motivation & Participation, Arousal & Anxiety, Concentration in Sport, Confidence, Self-Efficacy
Section 4 Improving Performance
Intervention Strategies – Arousal Adjustment, Increasing Intrinsic Motivation, Visualisation, Imagery, Goal-Setting
Section 5 Group Processes
Group & Team Dynamics, Leadership
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Athlete Psychology Case Studies 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
Essay Psychology Essay on Efficacy of a Specific Intervention Strategy 2 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 8 Elective
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 8 Elective