SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE3SEP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students 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).

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

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 conditions Quota restriction of 75 students' priority is given to students who are completing the Rehabilitation Counselling major.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsApplied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performanceRecommendedWilliams, J (ed) 20065TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL, BOSTON

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 17 - 17
One 5.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word literature review30
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class attendance and participation50
one 30-minute group presentation20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size65

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMandy Ruddock-Hudson

Class requirements

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%
one 1,500-word literature review30
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class attendance and participation50
one 30-minute group presentation20