CONSULTANCY & TRAINING IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 1: SPORT & EXERCISE

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMC826024
Module Leader Paul McCarthy
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Psychology
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

This module will present an overview of contexts and perspectives in sport and exercise psychology. It will develop an awareness of professional issues and professional settings with potential client groups and stakeholders. This module also orientates around broadening concepts, skills, methods, self-reflection and evaluative strategies that may be employed when working with clients. The module will also introduce trainees to a range of core topics in sport and exercise psychology environments (e.g. groups) and examine contemporary theory and practice in relation to these.

Syllabus

-360 - Contexts and perspectives in sport and exercise psychology -360 - Professional issues - Approaches to working with groups - Cognitive, developmental, and social processes in sport and exercise settings. - Individual difference, participant and well-being in sport and exercise settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate the following:1. Critically appraise a range of contexts and perspectives in sport and exercise psychology; 2. Critically evaluate cognitive, developmental and social processes and their application to sport and exercise psychology; 3. Critically reflect upon the theory and philosophical underpinnings of a range of psychological skills and strategies and models employed within contemporary sport and exercise psychology settings 4. Critically evaluate individual differences in sport and exercise psychology

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Teaching will comprise a combination of weekly lectures, practical sessions and skills practice.

Indicative Reading

Papaioannou, A., Hackfort, D., & Dawsonera. (2014). Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology: Global perspectives and fundamental concepts (International perspectives on key issues in sport and exercise psychology). Routledge. Kremer, A., Moran, J., Moran, Aidan, Dawsonera, & Askews. (2013). Pure sport: Practical sport psychology (2nd ed.). Routledge. Hanrahan, S., Andersen, M., & Dawsonera. (2010). Routledge handbook of applied sport psychology: A comprehensive guide for students and practitioners (Routledge international handbooks). Abingdon, England; New York: Routledge. Tod, D. (2019). Conducting systematic reviews in sport, exercise and physical activity. Springer Nature Horn, T. S., & Smith, A. L. (2017). Advances in sport and exercise psychology (4 th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Transferrable Skills

-360 - An awareness of contexts and perspectives in sport and exercise psychology -360 - A clear understanding of cognitive, developmental and social processes and their application to sport and exercise psychology - An awareness of a range of professional settings and professional issues in sport and exercise psychology - An ability to work at relational depth in professional practice - A capacity to reflect on, conceptualise and critically evaluate the use of process-directive strategies in practice -360 - An awareness of the 'self' and how this may impact upon professional practice -360 - An appreciation of the role of modalities in sport and exercise psychology practice

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 22.00
Practicals (FT) 11.00
Assessment (FT) 15.00
Independent Learning (FT) 102.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 50% 3000 word reflective report