Sport, Recreation and Excercise Science

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport, Recreation and Excercise Science

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    At the end of this module students should be able to:
    Identify the psychological variables that affect participation and performance in sport and physical activity
    Explain behavioural patterns of athletes
    Assess and predict behavioural patterns related to sport and physical activity using psychological tools
    Apply knowledge of sport psychology to change behavior within various settings
    Integrate adequate ethical considerations when working with athletes
    Investigate and Identify psychological tools and practices of athletes
    Develop psychological profiles of athletes through the use of various inventories Design basic sport psychology activities to enhance athlete performance

    Main Content
    Principles of sport and exercise behavior

    Personality and sport
    Attention and aggression
    Psychology of coaching
    Mental skills for performance enhancement
    Goal setting
    Arousal control
    Psychology of injuries

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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