SPORTS COUNSELLING AND ATHLETE WELLBEING

PHE3SCW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop the core knowledge for enhancing wellbeing and promoting flourishing in sport settings through creating positive sporting environments. Through exposure to evidence based literature on topics such as positive emotions, achievement goal theory, autonomy support and mindfulness acceptance and commitment approaches you will learn how to create positive sporting environments for individuals, teams (which includes the sporting team and others such as the coaching or sports medicine team) and sporting organisations. You will also learn the counselling and communication skills required to promote wellbeing and flourishing within sporting environments. Specifically you will learn how to work with groups and deliver core counselling skills and strategies (such as cognitive behavioural strategies and the mindfulness acceptance and commitment approach) within a motivational interviewing framework. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, which entails developing ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas and taking calculated risks to create change.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrendon Murley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE2PSP AND PHE2CPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Self-determination theory: Basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRyan, R. M. & Deci, E. L.

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherGuilford

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Positive Youth Development Through Sport

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHolt, N.L.

Year2016

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherRoutledge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The psychology of enhancing human performance: The mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E.

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer Publishing Company

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMiller, W.R. & Rollnick, S.

Year2013

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherGuilford

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Interpret and apply core principles of positive psychology to design strategies for creating positive sporting environments at individual, team and organisational levels.
02. Critique wellbeing technology resources for promoting wellbeing within sporting settings to develop innovative approaches that improve their effectiveness.
03. Apply counselling skills and evidence-based counselling strategies within a motivational interviewing framework.
04. Analyse sports counselling interactions to identify barriers to wellbeing and flourishing.
05. Critique personal performance in facilitating positive wellbeing outcomes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrendon Murley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A communication analysis assignment (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Create group collaborative online resource (1,000-words equivalent, per student)
Students will decide the actual type of resource they develop. It could be through the use of an online collaborative resource such as WIKI

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO2

One 2 hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrendon Murley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A communication analysis assignment (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Create group collaborative online resource (1,000-words equivalent, per student)
Students will decide the actual type of resource they develop. It could be through the use of an online collaborative resource such as WIKI

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO2

One 2 hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3