PSYC308 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Updated: 04 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites PSYC101
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) John Scott-Hamilton (jscotth2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the theories and application of sport and exercise psychology. Sport and exercise psychology is a relatively young and diverse field, and an exciting area for research. This course will explore (1) an introduction into sport and exercise psychology, (2) the basic theoretical concepts in the field of sport and exercise psychology and identify the general theoretical framework from which many of these derive, (3) psychological skills training and techniques used to maintaining and improving sport performance, and (4) the positive and negative relationship between psychology and physical activity.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISBN: 9781492572350
Weinberg, R.S. and Gould, D., Human Kinetics 7th ed. 2018

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN: 9781433832161
American Psychological Assocation APA 7th ed. 2019

Note: 6th edition (ISBN: 9781433805615) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is acceptable, if already purchased. If not already purchased, the 7th edition is the most appropriate.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Major Project 30% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4, 5

Online Quiz 1 5% 250
Assessment Notes

Mid-trimester online quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Online Quiz 2 5% 250
Assessment Notes

End of trimester online quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Oral Presentation 10% 1000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the concepts in the field of sport and exercise psychology and identify the general theoretical framework from which many of these derive;
  2. critically examine approaches to applied sport and exercise psychology;
  3. apply basic methodology relevant to sport and exercise psychology research;
  4. discuss and evaluate current issues in the sport and exercise psychology fields, with the ability to communicate this effectively with others; and
  5. independently critique research literature on relationships between exercise and psychological well-being and unhealthy behaviours.