The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the important issues within the field of exercise and sport psychology. Students will explore the psychological and emotional factors that can influence a person's adoption and adherence to physical activity. Furthermore, the psychological factors that can influence the performance of an athlete as an individual or within a team will be explored. The course is designed to highlight the psychological and emotional factors that influence athletic and physical performance and the impact that exercise and sport has on a person's psychological well-being. Additionally, students will be taught psychological strategies and techniques that can be implemented to prevent or enhance the impact of these psychological and emotional factors in the exercise and sport context.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2030. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2030 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2030.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and emotional factors that influence exercise and sport performance;

2. Identify the factors that influence and strategies to enhance an individual's adoption and adherence to physical activity;

3. Identify the psychological factors that influence the professional/client relationship for an exercise practitioner;

4. Describe how to optimise the psychological factors that influence sports performance;

5. Apply psychological enhancement strategies and techniques within the exercise and sporting environment;

6. Cooperate successfully as part of a research group.


Content

  • Personality and Sports Performance
  • Motivation and Self-confidence
  • Arousal, Stress and Anxiety
  • Group and Team Dynamics
  • Psychological Skills Training
  • Exercise and Psychological Well-being
  • Exercise Adoption and Adherence
  • Psychology of Injury and Overtraining
  • Addictive Behaviours in Physical Activity
  • Psychological Growth and Development through Exercise and Sport

Requisite

This course replaces SPOR2030. If you have successfully completed SPOR2030 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

EXSS2030Foundations of Exercise and Sport PsychologyThis course provides students with an introduction to the important issues within the field of exercise and sport psychology. Students will explore the psychological and emotional factors that can influence a person's adoption and adherence to physical activity. Furthermore, the psychological factors that can influence the performance of an athlete as an individual or within a team will be explored. The course is designed to highlight the psychological and emotional factors that influence athletic and physical performance and the impact that exercise and sport has on a person's psychological well-being. Additionally, students will be taught psychological strategies and techniques that can be implemented to prevent or enhance the impact of these psychological and emotional factors in the exercise and sport context.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1020005940Semester 1 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019PSYC1030 General Psychology; or PSYC1020 Psychology Introduction II

Personality and Sports Performance

Motivation and Self-confidence

Arousal, Stress and Anxiety

Group and Team Dynamics

Psychological Skills Training

Exercise and Psychological Well-being

Exercise Adoption and Adherence

Psychology of Injury and Overtraining

Addictive Behaviours in Physical Activity

Psychological Growth and Development through Exercise and Sport YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and emotional factors that influence exercise and sport performance;2Identify the factors that influence and strategies to enhance an individual's adoption and adherence to physical activity;3Identify the psychological factors that influence the professional/client relationship for an exercise practitioner;4Describe how to optimise the psychological factors that influence sports performance;5Apply psychological enhancement strategies and techniques within the exercise and sporting environment;6Cooperate successfully as part of a research group.This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2030. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2030 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2030. This course replaces SPOR2030. If you have successfully completed SPOR2030 you cannot enrol in this course.Formal Examination: Examinations: Formal *Presentation: Oral Group PresentationsParticipation: Group Tutorial Participation and ContributionEssay: EssaysIn Term Test: Mid-Semester Examination* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.OurimbahLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:Course Assessment Requirements:Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.Students maust gain a mark of at least 40% in the final formal examination


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Examinations: Formal *

Presentation: Oral Group Presentations

Participation: Group Tutorial Participation and Contribution

Essay: Essays

In Term Test: Mid-Semester Examination

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students maust gain a mark of at least 40% in the final formal examination

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term