SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE3SEP

2016

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 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) 20106TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL, BOSTON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse how psychological factors can impact on the performance of a particular athlete and develop a hypothetical program for improving the performance of this athlete

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and oral presentation

02. Critique and synthesise Sport and Exercise Psychology research

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and, 1500 word assignment and exam

03. Describe determinants of team cohesion/team dynamics and describe some key considerations and principles of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam

04. Describe how athletes respond psychologically to injury and how rehabilitation outcomes can be facilitated

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam

05. Describe how psychological principles can be utilised to produce behaviour change in sport and exercise settings

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam

06. Describe principal psychological determinants of performance in sport and other performance settings and how contextual factors can impact on performance

Activities:
Workshop and online activities and exam

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 - 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.
"Classes will be held in the first week of semester 1."

Seminar Week: 18 - 18
One 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word assignment30 02, 04
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class attendance and participation50 01, 03, 05, 06
one 20-minute group presentation20 05, 01

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size140

Enrolment information subject is taught as a seminar and this is the largest amount manageable students for whom it is a core subject are given first preferences. If demand exceeds the limit and there is timetable and staff availability I could run a second seminar session. I am currently investigating this option

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 assignment30 02, 04
one 1.5-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: 75% class attendance and participation50 01, 03, 05, 06
one 20-minute group presentation20 05, 01