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.
|Paper title||Psychology of Sport and Exercise|
|Subject||Sport, Physical Education and Exercise|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 72 points
- PHSE 205
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
Professor Ken Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Professor Ken Hodge
- Paper Structure
This paper covers seven modules/topics:
- Introduction to the psychology of sport & exercise
- Understanding participants in sport & exercise
- Understanding sport & exercise environments
- Understanding exercise motivation and psychological well-being
- Understanding group and team processes
- Enhancing performance; mental skills training
- Facilitating psychological growth and development
Weinberg, R. & Gould, D. (2019). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (7th Edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. OR
Weinberg, R. & Gould, D. (2015). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (6th Edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Understand how social psychological variables influence participation and performance in sport and exercise settings
- Understand how participation in exercise and sport influences the psychological development of the individual player/participant
- Use practical skills and knowledge about sport and exercise psychology which you can apply as an exerciser, sportsperson, exercise leader, personal trainer, coach, or teacher