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Course Code: PUNSCG04

Course Level: Level 4

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

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Course overview

This FREE short course will draw upon learner experiences in sport and exercise settings to help provide a specific frame of reference for the study of human behaviour in sport and exercise settings. Learn the key concepts of motivation and self-confidence, exercise psychology and models of exercise behaviour to become more employable and knowledgeable within this sector.

The aims of this FREE 16-week course is to illustrate how psychological concepts underpin involvement in sport and exercise and to demonstrate their impact on human behaviour. Topics included in this unit are: motivation, self-confidence and self-efficacy, group processes, group cohesion, leadership, models of exercise behaviour, exercise dependence and addiction, and the role of sport and exercise on the development of a positive psychological well-being.

Learners will cover the following topics:

  • Identify appropriate theories and principles relevant to motivation and the impact they have on sport and exercise participation
  • Describe the effects of self-efficacy on sport and exercise participation and performance
  • Recognise the impact of group processes, cohesion and leadership on successful participation in sport and exercise
  • Analyse the impact of sport and exercise participation on psychological well-being

This course is open to adult learners aged 19+ who work within the exercise and fitness sector.

There is no formal or summative assessment associated to this programmes. However ongoing progress checks to support understanding of the topic will occur throughout sessions.

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An opportunity to study the full time HNC in Community Coaching would be an appropriate next step upon successful completion of the programme.

This course is FREE to adult learners aged 19+.

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16 weeks

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