Scientific Perspectives of Sport and Exercise Psychology

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Scientific Perspectives of Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: The module aims to introduce key theoretical and applied concepts in sport and exercise psychology. In addition the module will provide a foundation in the methods, issues and application in sport and exercise psychology.

    Syllabus: Psychology as a scientific discipline and mode of enquiry to investigate the mind and behaviour. Major concepts studied in psychology (e.g. personality, motivation, stress, attention, perception, memory, learning, nervous system). Methodologies employed in psychology and the changing scientific paradigms. Evolution of sport and exercise psychology. Psychological skills training, Psychology of physical activity and health. Relevance of psychology to sport coaching and participation in physical activity. Psychology and skill acquisition. Professionalization of the discipline and applications.

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