SMGT20260 Psychology of Sport & Health II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module builds on the knowledge gained in Psychology of Sport & Health I, and serves to introduce the student to the role of psychology in optimising performance in sport. Specifically, applied psychological issues faced by sports performers will be explored in conjunction with specific performance enhancement techniques. After undertaking this module, students should have further developed their understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and methods, necessary to assess and manage selected psychological challenges within a sport setting. All course materials including summary lecture notes will be available on Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how psychological theory can be applied with various athlete populations.
2.Understand the psychological techniques that can be used to enhance performance, or facilitate enjoyment.
3. Develop their ability to critically assess research findings.
4. Discuss the use of evidence based psychological techniques to enable enhanced athlete performance.

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, reflective learning and class - based group work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

PHTY20130/PERS20130 (Psychology of Sport & Health I)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PERS20130 - Psychol of Sport & Health, SMGT20250 - Psychol of Sport & Health

PERS20180 - Psych Sport Health II, 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
Class Test: Short class quizzes throughout the trimester Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Portfolio: Group case study with a number of components. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


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

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• 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 on drafts related to the case study. Finally, feedback will be provided on the case study post assessment.

Name Role
Dr Kate O'Keeffe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50