Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08103
Module leader: Steven Young
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction into three main areas: sport psychology, exercise psychology, and physical activity and health psychology. The content will focus on key contemporary themes including: motivation, personality and individual differences in sport, exercise motivations and barriers, linking self-perceptions and attitudes to participation behaviours. This module has an applied element and as such you will carry out a needs analysis. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the application of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Define sport and exercise psychology and discuss the scientific study of sport and exercise behaviour
LO2: Discuss contemporary approaches to the application of psychology to sport contexts
LO3: Examine contemporary approaches to exercise behaviour
LO4: Conduct mixed methods research techniques (qualitative and quantitative) to examine sport and exercise

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Steven Young
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Independent Learning Guided independent study 115
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,4 10 , WORDS= 2000
Class Test 50 1,3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08103 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology