Module Overview

Principles of Behavioural Science

This module aims to provide students with an introduction into the concepts of behavioral science. Key aspects will be examined, including, social psychological principles and the psychology of coaching science. A range of subject related topics will be examined, providing a significant grounding on the theory, and application of behavioral science in the sports science and health setting. The principles and theory covered in this module will be further developed in the ‘Applied Behavioral Science module in semester four.

Module Code

BEHV H1007

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Introduction & History of Sport & Exercise PsychologyPersonality & profiling Group Dynamics + CohesionGoal-settingTheories of Motivation & AchievementExercise & AdherenceChildren in Sport & ExerciseEating disorders, substance abuse & Gambling in sportConcentration & self-talk Confidence & Self-efficacyImagery, theories & practice Exercise, anxiety & Well-being

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, tutorials, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30