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SPHP707 – Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Module code
Module title
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
To provide the student with experience in the application of psychological skills training and exercise adherence theory. Advanced concepts relevant to sport performance and exercise behaviour will be introduced.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Carry out an assessment of mental skill needs for individuals and create an appropriate individualized psychological skills training (PST) programme.
2.Understand population health issues relevant to sport and exercise psychology and critically evaluate how this knowledge can be applied to increase initiation and adherence to physical activity regimes.
3.Identify and critique psychological factors surrounding performance and injury rehabilitation.
Emotional Regulation and Performance
Team Performance
Psychological Testing in Sports and Exercise
Modelling and Performance
Self-concept and self esteem
Injury and disability
Theories of Behaviour Change
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures and discussions are initially used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. The curriculum will incorporate reading and discussing scientific literature in class. The assignments will provide an opportunity to develop knowledge and applying this to real life scenarios.
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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