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Psychology of Health and Sport

This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of the relationship that exists between mind and body.

Course Code DRMS625
Level 6
Credits 15


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key aspects of mind-body relationships that are applicable to the general population.
  • Converse in several mainstream theories of human development.
  • Describe the similarities and differences that exist between health and sport psychology.
  • Interpret the myriad of ways, thoughts, emotions, behaviour, and relationships, impact on performance and health.
  • Explain psychological and motivational factors related to pain management and the therapeutic and recuperative processes.
  • Interpret the concepts of “zone” and “flow” as they relate to recreation, sport, competitive activities, and peak performance.
  • Describe how stress, coping, crisis, change, and conflict contribute to competitive intensity.
  • Explain the differences and relationships that exist in intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Delivered as part of the following programmes