LPSV006 Applied Sport Psychology (3 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



The course introduces students to basic aspects of mental skills aimed at performance enhancement and well-being of athletes. It includes practical sessions on the development and assessment of a program incorporating fundamental psychological skills and techniques.

Mode of Study

Workshops (12 h), group and/or individual training, and assignments


Active participation, group and/or individual assignments

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • understand the theoretical background of mental skills involved in sports
  • understand basic principles for an effective assessment of athletes’ mental skills
  • know different techniques used to improve mental skills

Additional information

Spring and/or Fall, depending on availability of PsyAct students to teach it

Study materials

Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. (2010). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (573 pages).

Williams, J. (2010). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance. New York: McGraw Hill (595 pages). 

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
No published teaching