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Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity


This module will develop your understanding of the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and mental health.  You will explore mental health and ill-health from a variety of theoretical perspectives with attention given throughout to lived experience and ‘real world’ scenarios.  You will consider physical activity interventions for people experiencing mental health difficulties and explore how to support mental health within elite and professional sport.

This is an SCQF Level 10 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 10 credits.



Tutorial slots will be: Mondays 9am to 11am or 12pm to 2pm.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr David Carless.   



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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