SE104-4-AU-CO:
Sport and Exercise Psychology

The details
2023/24
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15
19 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
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Key module for

BSC C600 Sports and Exercise Science,
BSC C602 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C606 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC C611 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC690 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIC691 Sports and Exercise Science (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIC699 Sports and Exercise Science,
BSC C603 Sports Therapy,
BSC C604 Sports Therapy (Including Placement Year),
BSC C605 Sports Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C680 Sport and Exercise Psychology,
BSC C681 Sport and Exercise Psychology (including Year Abroad),
BSC C682 Sport and Exercise Psychology (including Placement Year)

Module description

The content of the lectures traces the historical development of the discipline culminating in its establishment as an independent field of academic study. The module also provides an overview of the main areas of sport and exercise psychology. The learning outcomes listed below represent the minimum that is expected of a first year student studying sport and exercise psychology but students should realise that they should do their own reading from the recommended texts.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamental principles underpinning the psychology of sport and exercise.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the main branches of psychology and their application to sport and exercise;
2. describe how psychology may be used to improve sports performance;
3. describe how physical activity, exercise and sport can be used to enhance psychological wellbeing
4. formulate and present ideas and arguments, using scientific evidence including findings from academic resources for example books and journal papers to support claims;
5. use the key skills of retrieval of information, communication identifying and solving problems.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

12 x 1 hour lectures and 2 x 1.5 hour lectures. 2 x 1.5 hour practicals. 5 x 1.5 hour seminars

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Essay   01/12/2023  100% 
Exam  Main exam: Remote, Open Book, 150 minutes during January 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: Remote, Open Book, 150 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
33% 67%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
33% 67%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Carly Wood, email: cjwood@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Andrew Brinkley, Dr Paul Freeman, Dr Ruth Lowry, Dr Luke Olsson, Dr Mike Rogerson
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Jen Burbage
University of Portsmouth
Associate Head (Students)
Prof Joanne Hudson
Swansea University
Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 37.5 hours, 22.5 (60%) hours available to students:
15 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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