This activity will enable year 2 and final year students to provide practical psychological skills to support to participants in endurance exercise activities.
Outline of Activity
The activity will include formal training on evidence-based psychological skills benefiting endurance exercise performance and offering psychological skills support at event expos (disseminating advice including leaflets), at the event start-line, and along the event route. Students are required to complete the psyching team training and to provide psychological skills support at a minimum of two events. Successful applicants will also need to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of psychological skills (essential) and the application of psychological skills in a sporting environment.
- Demonstrate understanding of the psychological skills and their relevance to endurance exercise
- Disseminate and effectively communicate evidence-based strategies to the general public in a rage of settings
- Develop skills in the presentation of scientific information
- Work as part of a collaborative team in a practical based activity.
- Attend psyching team training (1 day plus pre-event training)
- Reflective diary and portfolio: Students will be expected to keep a reflective diary and portfolio in which they record their experience of all training and practical work completed.
- The completed diary and portfolio should total 1500-2000 words.
Level of Commitment
Psyching Team training
Psyching team participation at endurance events. Students must be willing to travel to event locations and at times outside of regular hours (e.g. at weekends).
6 hours each x 2 events
Write up reflective diary and develop portfolio of evidence for each event