Psychology of Sport and Exercise
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
PY101 or 102 or 120 or 130 or PSYC1020 or 1030
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionIntroduction to the impact of psychological variables on participation and performance in sport and exercise and the influence of participation in sport and exercise on the psychological characteristics of the individual.Course IntroductionPSYC2000 provides an introduction to key theories and concepts, as well as applied research and practices in the fields of Sport and Exercise Psychology. There are two primary areas of focus in this course. First, psychological variables that influence performance and participation in sport and exercise are examined. Second, the impact that participation in sport and exercise has on psychological variables of participants are discussed.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hourAssessment SummaryTutorial Participation: 10%Report: 25%Mid-Semester Exam: 15%Final Exam: 50%
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how psychological variables influence participation and performance in sport and exercise settings.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how participation in sport and exercise influences the psychological characteristics of the individual player/participant.
- Demonstrate applied knowledge about sport and exercise psychology as a practitioner (e.g., scientist, coach, HPE teacher, fitness instructor, athlete and/or exerciser).
- Retrieve and critically review information relevant to topics of research in sport and exercise psychology.
- Experience a general introduction to the research process in sport and exercise psychology through forming a basic understanding of how to select a relevant topic, establish a research question, collect some relevant data, and discuss that data in a meaningful way.
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