This course provides an introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology as a theoretical and applied discipline. It will provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of psychological complexities and dynamics that can exist for both individuals and groups in the realms of sport and exercise. This course focuses upon developing your critical understanding of psychological theories relevant sport and exercise, along with commonly used interventions that can be applied to sport and exercise settings to positively influence behaviour, performance, outcomes, and well-being.
|Learning materials – Online asynchronous learning materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Face to face||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Introduction to sport & exercise psychology
Motivation in sport and exercise
Arousal, anxiety, and sports performance
Social psychology of sport and exercise
Cognitive and behavioural sport and execise interventions
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Identify, describe, explain, and critically review major concepts, theories, and strategies used in sport and exercise psychology.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Describe and explain how psychological theory can be applied to sport and exercise settings.||
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PSY100 or PUB104 or SPX101 or SPX102
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
This course is designed to give ongoing feedback on your learning. Each week there will be online knowledge check in tests and Week 4 will have a practice online quiz, which mirrors the type of questions and format of the later marked quizzes in Week 5, 9 and 13.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Week 5, 25 questions, 25 minutes, worth 25% Week 9, 30 questions, 30 minutes, worth 30% Week 13, 30 questions, 30 minutes, worth 30%
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Submission|
one page, with images, graphics and text.
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quizzes|
To demonstrate and evaluate your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, definitions, theories and strategies used in sport and exercise psychology.
Individual; Online quiz
|All - Assessment Task 2:Infographic on Sport Psychology topic|
This task is an individual one-page infographic communicating a solution for a sport and exercise scenario. Infographics are required within sport and exercise professions to communicate research informed best practice in applying sport and exercise psychology theory and strategies. You will incorporate at least one (or more) themes from the course and review sport and exercise psychology literature into your infographic.
One page infographic report on Sport Psychology.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Cox, R||2012||Sport psychology: Concepts and applications||(7th Ed.)||McGraw Hill|
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