Module Overview

Applied Behavioural Science

The aim of this module is to further develop the basic principles of behavioral science introduced in semester two. The Key aspects of applied behavioral science for sport and health will be examined, including, Individual and Team Psychological Issues, applied practice in psychological skills training, athlete development approaches, psychological practices for coaches and the implications of exercise on well-being. This module will assist students in their assessment of the behavioral and psychological issues relating to health, and to understand the roles played by key behavioral and psychological professionals along with coach leadership and leadership theories in the fields of amateur and professional sports. To this end, a range of subject related topics will be examined, providing the student with a significant grounding on the theory, and application of behavioral science in the sports science and health setting.

Module Code

BEHV H3009

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Psychological Skills in PracticeCommunication SkillsEmotional IntelligenceApplied Concentration - IZOF - Pre-perfromance RoutinesTalent identification & DevelopmentLTAD/LTPDTraining process - Contextual interference - Team/player/self-evaluationsApplied Motivation in ExerciseLeadership in Sport & ExerciseMental Toughness - In practiceEthics & Character Development

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