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Module Title
Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

psychological theories; psychological models; psychological skills

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2015
ApprovedSeptember 2015
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

Successful Completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enhance students’ ability to select and apply appropriate principles and theories of sport and exercise psychology to client scenarios.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Identify and utilise appropriate psychological needs analysis methods.
2. Apply appropriate theories and models of sport and exercise psychology in explaining identified issues.
3. Develop a justified and appropriate psychological intervention.
4. Explain strengths and weaknesses of evidence supporting an area of applied practice.

Indicative Module Content

Mental toughness; Psychological Skills; Needs Analysis; Methods; Psychometric Questionnaires; Performance Profiling
Consultation Models; Applied Behaviour Change Models.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time

Directed Study

Case Studies

Private Study



Mode of Delivery

Lectures and workshops, with additional online activities and directed study.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4


Indicative Bibliography

1.WEINBERG, R.S. and GOULD, D., 2015. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
2.COX, R.H., 2012. Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
3.BIDDLE, S.J.H., MUTRIE, N., and GORELY, T., 2015. Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge.
4.TENENBAUM, G., EKLUND, R.C., and KAMATA, A., 2012. Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
5.MELLALIEU, S. and HANTON, S., 2015. Contemporary Advances in Sport Psychology: A Review. Oxon: Routledge.

Additional Notes

A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781