Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Psychology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09122
Module leader: Hollie Fountain
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

Within this module you will be introduced to numerous methods (both qualitative and quantitative) that will help you as a practitioner to assess the psychological needs of an athlete. The content will offer in-depth insight into psychological skills (such as goal setting and imagery) that can benefit athletes, including the theories and principles that guide practice to develop these skills. You will be introduced to a wide range of academic literature associated with psychological skills training and designing individualised athlete interventions.

Throughout this module you will develop your ability to problem solve through reflection on theory and your own practice. Module content will introduce you to methods of structured reflection and evaluation. The content will foster student discussion and interaction in relation to developing athletes’ psychological skills in their applied contexts.

Learning, which occurs as a result of engaging in taught content as well as your experiences and application of knowledge within the workplace, is critically analysed, evaluated and recorded to demonstrate continued professional development (CPD).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Evaluate the appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative methods of understanding the psychological needs of your athletes.
LO2: Compare and evaluate the theories and principles associated with psychological skill development amongst athletes.
LO3: Apply knowledge of relevant theories and principles to accommodate athlete’s needs within your sport.
LO4: Use models of reflection to critically reflect upon the processes of assessing athlete’s needs and planning interventions in your own sporting context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Russell Martindale
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 32
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 1 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Project - Written 40 2 & 3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Reflective Log 30 4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

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