SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

PHE3SEP

2021

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).

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Applied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWilliams, J

Year2014

Edition/Volume7TH EDN

PublisherMCGRAW HILL, BOSTON

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the impact of psychological factors on athlete performance and develop and articulate programs to improve performance
02. Critique and synthesise Sport and Exercise Psychology quantitative research
03. Apply the principal psychological determinants of performance to improve outcomes for individuals and multi-disciplinary teams
04. Evaluate the broad psychological responses of athletes to injury and communicate appropriate rehabilitation outcomes
05. Analyse performance scenarios and identify creative solutions to influence positive behaviours in sport and exercise settings

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McGlashan

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 12.00 h evidence based learning per study period from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Students will complete approximately 12 hours of online activities over the course of the semester.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes will be held in the first week of semester 1.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature review of sport and exercise psychology research (1,500-words)2/3 of papers must be quantitative

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

One 20-minute group presentation (700-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Three online quizzes (each 5%) (300-words equivalent, total)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size260

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Moore

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 12.00 h evidence based learning per study period from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Students will complete approximately 12 hours of online activities over the course of the semester.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes will be held in the first week of semester 1.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature review of sport and exercise psychology research (1,500-words)2/3 of papers must be quantitative

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

One 20-minute group presentation (700-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

Three online quizzes (each 5%) (300-words equivalent, total)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5