Core Module Information
Module title: Psychological Interventions for Sport Performance Enhancement

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11101
Module leader: Duncan Mascarenhas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

Description of module content:

You will evaluate recent theoretical developments in the main psychological factors influencing sport performance; self –efficacy / sport confidence, motivation, stress and performance, mental rehearsal and attention. You will examine the role of emerging concepts in positive psychology; mental toughness, hardiness and dispositional optimism. The emphasis in the module is application so you will develop your knowledge and understanding in a broad performance enhancement context. This will be achieved through the use of case study material, role play and extensive practical experience. You will gain an insight into the role of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the British Psychology Society (BPS) in the training and accreditation of professional sport psychologists.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Evaluate the relationship between performance enhancement psychology in sport and therapeutic applications.
LO2: Practise different methods of assessing performers’ mental training needs.
LO3: Integrate theory and practice in designing performance enhancement intervention packages.
LO4: Use reflective practice to assess the effectiveness of performance enhancement interventions.
LO5: Examine ethical and practical issues integral to effective service delivery in sport psychology.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11101 Performance Interventions in Sport Psychology