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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

one of: (HEA00332 Exercise Psychology OR HEA00331 Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity)

Unit aim

Provide students with an understanding of the concepts and application of advanced sport and exercise psychology. Utilising a variety of learning opportunities and experiences ranging from formal teaching to more activity-based and experiential learning, students will apply knowledge of the psychological intervention techniques used to enhance performance, learning and adherence in sport and exercise. Application of the techniques to both individual and group situations are considered as well as interventions for special populations, with emphasis on real-life projects and applications.

Unit content

Models for client contact; interaction and assessment; Integrating and implementing psychological intervention; Professional referral procedures; Increasing Awareness; Goal Setting; Understanding and using Imagery; Cognitive Techniques; Relaxation and Energy Techniques; Psychological factors within injury and rehabilitation; Career transition in sport and exercise; Psychological considerations for individuals with a disability; Evidence based practice in applied settings

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply an in-depth knowledge of the experimental substance and theory of the major topics in applied sport and exercise psychology
2 interpret the influences that selected psychological factors have on the performance of sport, physical education, health and fitness related skills and how participation in these arenas influences psychological factors
3 analyse the skills and knowledge of the application of applied psychology and sport and exercise psychology research into sport, physical education, fitness and health related skill situations
4 formulate the skills and knowledge for the purposes of client assessment including professional report writing, referral and communication

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply an in-depth knowledge of the experimental substance and theory of the major topics in applied sport and exercise psychology
    • GA2:
  2. interpret the influences that selected psychological factors have on the performance of sport, physical education, health and fitness related skills and how participation in these arenas influences psychological factors
    • GA4:
  3. analyse the skills and knowledge of the application of applied psychology and sport and exercise psychology research into sport, physical education, fitness and health related skill situations
    • GA4:
  4. formulate the skills and knowledge for the purposes of client assessment including professional report writing, referral and communication
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

  • Williams, JM, 2010, Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, 6th edn, Mayfield, Mountain View, California.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.