Exercise and Sport Psychology

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise and Sport Psychology

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 1005APY Intro Cognitive & Bio Psychology or 1001PSY Intro Cognitive & Biol Psychology or 1002PSY Intro Individual & Social Psychology or 1006APY Intro Individual & Social Psychology or 1006PSY Psychology for Health Sciences

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The course introduces students to the fundamental principles of psychology as applied to the areas of exercise, sport and rehabilitation. Issues relevant to participants, patients, coaches, promoters and any professional (e.g. rehabilitation) involved in the optimization of individual and team performance are considered.
    Course Introduction
    The course focuses on the application of psychological techniques relevant to professionals working in the field of physical rehabilitation, sport and exercise. It aims to improve students? personal and professional effectiveness as Griffith graduates by developing their knowledge and understanding of applied sport and exercise psychology, their oral and written communication and information skills, as well as their analysis, critical evaluation and problem-solving abilities.
    Course Aims
    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of psychology as applied to the areas of
    exercise, sport and rehabilitation. Issues relevant to participants, patients, coaches, promoters and
    professionals (e.g. rehabilitation) involved in the optimization of individual and team performance are
    considered. The course focuses on the application of psychological techniques to enhance performance and recovery from injury. It aims to improve students? personal and professional effectiveness as Griffith graduates by developing their knowledge and understanding of applied sport and exercise psychology, their oral and written
    communication and information skills, as well as their analysis, critical evaluation, reflection and problem-solving
    abilities. This will allow students to work effectively with individuals in exercise, sport or rehabilitation
    settings.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand and analyse the major theories in the practice of exercise and sport psychology;
    2 Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the role of psychology in exercise, sport and rehabilitation;
    3 Use appropriate strategies to: identify specific needs of individuals; and, design psychological intervention programs in exercise, sport and rehabilitation settings;
    4 Find, analyse, critically evaluate and present published information on a specific topic.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Mid Semester Exam One

    20%/20

    Test or quiz
    Mid Semester Exam Two

    20%/20

    Assignment - Research-based Assignment
    Project - Abstract and poster presentation

    15%/15

    Assignment - Research-based Assignment
    Exercise Sport Psychology Presentation

    10%/10

    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End of semester examination

    35%/35

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.