Understanding Performers: Psychological Perspectives

Key facts

  • Module codeSPSP067
  • Start date 26 Sep 2022
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 10
  • SCQF level Level 11
  • Fees Home: £367 Overseas: £528
  • Study mode Online


Applications for academic year 2022/23 will open March 2022.

This module provides students with an in-depth examination of key psychological concepts useful for coaches to assist them in understanding performers and enhancing performance.

Entrance requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You must also have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching, and evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.


By the end of the module students will have had the opportunity to:

  1. Critically appraise the use of psychological concepts to understand participants and performers within personal coaching practice.
  2. Construct, implement, and evaluate psychology-informed practice.

Delivery and assessment

The module is delivered entirely online through pre-recorded presentations, learning materials, asynchronous discussion and tutorials.

Module coordinator

Justine Allen


Typically, individuals who apply for a Sport Performance Coaching CPD module will already be employed in significant sport or coaching related roles. Practitioners engaging with the module will better understand themselves, their coaching practice and wider coaching context. This will enhance their ability to fulfil high performing coaching or coach development roles in their sport.

Engaging with the modules has helped coaches across the world boost their skills and advance their careers. By studying with liked-minded individuals, they are also able to grow their network of professional connections.

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