SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE3SEP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will focus on the scope, aims and techniques of sport and exercise psychology. The scope of sport psychology includes: its importance in changing community health behaviours; working with special groups such as disabled persons, elite athletes, and non-sport performers (for example, dancers), older populations, and individuals undergoing rehabilitation. The aim of sport psychology should not be limited to winning, but should be oriented to achieving personal goals, whether they be improving performance, fitness and health, or simply increasing enjoyment. Techniques include the use of cognitive-behavioural techniques to increase motivation, reduce competition anxiety, improve concentration, enhance teamwork, and manage stressors outside of the sport area (for example, work, study, family).

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performanceRecommendedWilliams, J (ed) 20106TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL, BOSTON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the impact of psychological factors on athlete performance and develop and articulate programs to improve performance

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Critique and synthesise Sport and Exercise Psychology quantitative research

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and, 1500 word assignment and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Apply the principal psychological determinants of performance to improve outcomes for individuals and multi-disciplinary teams

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Evaluate the broad psychological responses of athletes to injury and communicate appropriate rehabilitation outcomes

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Analyse performance scenarios and identify creative solutions to influence positive behaviours in sport and exercise settings

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 16 - 16
One 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be held in the first week of semester 1."

Evidence Based Learning
One 12.0 hours evidence based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students will complete approximately 12 hours of online activities over the course of the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word literature review of sport and exercise psychology research2/3 of papers must be quantitative30 02, 04
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class participation50 01, 03, 05
one 20-minute group presentation20 05, 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size140

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students who are completing the Rehabilitation Counselling major.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning
One 12.0 hours evidence based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"Students will complete approximately 12 hours of online activities over the course of the semester."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word literature review of sport and exercise psychology research2/3 of papers must be quantitative30 02, 04
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class participation50 01, 03, 05
one 20-minute group presentation20 05, 01