SMGT20250 Psychology of Sport and Health 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides students with an introduction to the role of psychology in the promotion of health and improved performance in sport and exercise. It deals with topics such as confidence, motivation, psychological factors influencing exercise participation, and issues surrounding injury rehabilitation. After undertaking this module, students will have developed their understanding and acquired initial skills to assess and critically analyse certain situations within sport, exercise and health settings from a psychological perspective. All course materials including summary lecture notes will be available on Blackboard.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This module will examine theoretical and applied topics in sport, exercise and health psychology. On completion of this module, students will:

1. Understand how psychological factors influence involvement and performance in sport and exercise settings.
2. Develop knowledge of relevant psychological theories.
3. Develop awareness of how sport, exercise and health psychology can be applied with various populations.
4. Critically evaluate the role of psychological factors within selected sport, exercise and health case studies.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module utilises a teaching and learning approach which places students at the centre of the learning experience; promoting a collaborative and interactive learning process. Students have the opportunity to actively engage and learn during the module through lectures, class discussions, class-based group work and reflective learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PERS20130 - Psychol of Sport & Health, PERS20220 - Mental Fitness for Athletes, PHTY20220 - Mental Fitness for Athletes

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: An online MCQ exam. Week 6 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: An online MCQ exam. Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided to students in a number of ways during this module. Technology will be used in-class for students to quickly gauge their understanding of psychological constructs. Students will be provided with feedback through the grading process for their quizzes. Class feedback will be provided after the first MCQ exam in Week 6 of the trimester.

Name Role
Dr Kate O'Keeffe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Karen Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer