Psychology of Coaching

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
23 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

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)

Module description

Sport psychology can assist understanding and practice associated with the core aspects of sport coaching such as: managing relationships, establishing effective communication, cultivating effective leadership, developing motivation, creating positive climates and assisting participants in the development of important personal qualities and mental skills which support both participant well-being and performance achievement objectives.

Module aims

The module aims to examine the personal, interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of sports coaching through the discipline of Sport Psychology.

Module learning outcomes

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

• Describe contemporary themes and activities within sport psychology
• Discuss the importance of understanding participant motivation
• Discuss the importance of understanding coach motivation and how this influences coaching behaviours, participant experiences and other outcomes.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with embedding and applying sport psychology in sports coaching
• Describe the ways in which a coach can support athletic and personal development of

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module is delivered by a mixture of teaching methods including lectures (20 hrs) and a lab session (3-hrs).


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Mini Reviews 14/02/2020 30%
Coursework Podcast 21/02/2020 30%
Coursework Critical Reflection 20/03/2020 40%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Dr Owen Thomas
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Reader: Sport Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 21 hours, 11 (52.4%) hours available to students:
10 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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