Psychology of Sport
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Psychology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to the influence of social psychological variables on participation and performance in sport and exercise, and the influence of that participation on the psychological characteristics of participants.
This course covers six modules/topics:
-Introduction to the psychology of sport
-Understanding participants in sport
-Understanding sport environments
-Understanding group and team processes
-Enhancing performance; mental skills training
-Facilitating psychological growth and development
-Understand how social psychological variables influence participation and performance in sport settings
-Understand how participation in sport influences the psychological development of the individual player/participant
-Acquire practical skills and knowledge about sport psychology that you can apply as a teacher, coach, fitness instructor or sports person
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.