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SPHP507 – Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Module code
Module title
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
To introduce students to some of the core concepts relating to behaviour, motivation and exercise adherence.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of behaviour principles.
2.Identify concepts and theories of motivation in the field of sport and exercise.
3.Demonstrate the skills required to research, write and present material in a scientific format in the Wintec learning environment.
-Classical Conditioning
-Operant Conditioning
-Behaviour Analytic Training
-Goal Setting
-Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change
-Learning style and study habits
-Lifestyle Management
-Word / Excel / Powerpoint
-Library Databases
-APA referencing
-Scientific Writing
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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