NNEB14018U Sport Psychology and Identity

Volume 2023/2024

Bacheloruddannelsen i idræt og fysisk aktivitet


The course deals with an introduction to sport and exercise psychology and psychological theories of personality and identity. Theories will be related to various contexts, including elite sport, sport at the broader community level, and sport and health.

Learning Outcome


Students will obtain basic knowledge of psychological concepts and theories, and knowledge about the application of these psychological concepts and theories in various sports contexts.

The students will have basic knowledge of concepts and theories about personality, identity, motivation, cognition, emotions and social relations, which are of significance in sport psychology.



Students will acquire skills to reflect upon and evaluate the relevance of psychological concepts and theories in relation to the understanding psychological phenomena within sport.

The students will be able to compare different psychological concepts and theories, and relate these concepts and theories to different sport-related situations and problems.



Students will be able to account for the choice of relevant psychological concepts and theories in relation to a given problem within sport.

Students will be able to analyze, reflect upon and evaluate a given sport-related issue, and to have an understanding of their own role in relation to that issue.

Literature will be announced before the start of the course in Absalon.

Presentations and group work.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 98
  • Exercises
  • 40
  • Exam
  • 40
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

The students give each other mutual feedback on exercises, in which they have been working and learning skills in sport psychology. The lecturer provides feedback on the small written assignments that are delivered during the course - either as general feedback to the class or to the specific groups or single individuals.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
Written assignment, which is delivered by a group of 2-3 students.
The assignment consists of max. 15 standard pages for groups of two people and max. 20 standard pages for groups of three people (a standard page is 2400 characters including spaces). Pages exceeding the limit will not be assessed.
Exam registration requirements

During the course, a small written assignment will be submitted.

The assignment must be approved before the exam.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

If the student did not fulfill the exam requirements regarding approval of a small written assignment, the student should hand-in the failed assignment 3 weeks before the re-examination.

Written assignment can be prepared individually if there is insufficient registration for the re-exam to do a written assignment in a group.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see ”Learning Outcome”