Sport and Exercise Psychology
Area of Study
Exercise Biology, Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Kinesiology, Physiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject examines sport performance and exercise participation in relation to cognitive and social psychological constructs. It emphasises the utilisation of sport psychology for performance enhancement in sport and examines the behavioural responses involved in exercise, with an emphasis on how these responses influence future exercise adherence. Students learn how to implement relevant psychosocial theories in the delivery of sport and exercise, and recognise the role of physical activity in mental health and wellbeing.Subject objectivesUpon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:A. Understand and apply the fundamental theoretical concepts in health, sport and exercise psychology.B. Critically analyse the behavioural determinants of health, sport and exerciseC. Develop and explain a range of performance enhancing strategies for application in health, sport and exerciseD. Demonstrate awareness of issues relating to diversity in the context of health, sport and exercise.E. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in health, sport and exercise psychology.F. Display effective communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groupsThis subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health; (1.0)Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions; (3.0)Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes; (5.0)Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change; (6.0)Graduates have professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (7.0)Content? Introduction to sport and exercise psychology? Personality, psychological characteristics and performance? Behavioural aspects of health, exercise and sport? Exercise behaviour, adherence and psychological well-being? Motivation, feedback and learning / arousal, anxiety and stress? Goal setting, realistic goals, psychological skills training? Self-regulation of mood and arousal / self-confidence? Concentration and mental imagery? Team Dynamics and cohesion? Psychology of Injury and OvertrainingAssessmentAssessment task 1: Class TestObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B and EThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0Weight: 30%Assessment task 2: Sport and Exercise Psychology PresentationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C, E and FThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):1.0, 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0Weight: 30%Assessment task 3: Final ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C, D, E and FThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 7.0Weight: 40%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.