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PHSE535 Applied Sport Psychology

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An examination of the philosophy and practice of sport psychology interventions in sport and physical activity. The theoretical and research basis of sport psychology interventions will also be examined.

Further issues in applied sport psychology will be discussed, including ethical considerations, qualifications/accreditation in sport psychology and selected issues such as training motivation, psychology of injury, retirement from elite sport and athlete burnout.

Paper title Applied Sport Psychology
Paper code PHSE535
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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PHSE 334
PHSE 335
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Professor Ken Hodge
Paper Structure
The paper covers seven topics:
  • Introduction to applied sport psychology
  • Objectives of applied sport psychology
  • Overview of PST programme
  • Intervention strategies
  • Programme planning
  • Ethical considerations in consulting
  • Other applied issues
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will include both lectures and tutorials. Tutorial attendance is compulsory.
Recommended reading:

Hodge, K. (2004/2010). Sport Motivation: Training Your Mind for Peak Performance (2nd Edition.). Auckland, NZ: Reed/Raupo Books.

Williams, J.M. (Ed.) (2010). Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (6th Edition). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Reserve readings will be available through course reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Communication.
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Learning Outcomes
On completing the paper students should have acquired an in-depth understanding of:
  • The philosophy and practice of applied sport psychology interventions and programmes
  • The role of selected psychological interventions in participation and performance in sport

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
T3 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41