Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology

This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

UNIT AIM: Not only do participants in sport and exercise need to train their bodies but it is becoming increasingly important that they also train their minds. Failing to attend a coaching session through a lack of motivation, a fall out with a teammate or an overly aggressive response to a bad challenge could mean the difference between winning and losing. Equally as important, participation in sport and exercise is proven to have positive impacts on mental health and wellbeing and can help improve a person’s overall quality of life.

​In this unit you will learn different motivations that people have for participating in sport and exercise and how performance can be managed through an understanding of attribution theory, stress and group dynamics. You will also learn the impacts that participation in sport and exercise can have on a person’s mental health and wellbeing, whether an elite performer or a member of the general public.