Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology
Application of psychological principles to sporting activities.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 338
Course Outcomes

1. Current status of sport psychology

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the current status of the discipline of sport psychology and of the psychological theories that inform it, including behavioral principles and applications, social psychology, personality psychology, assessment, special athletic populations, coaching, and exercise psychology.

Measurement: In-class exams on assigned textbook reading.

2. Familiarity with journals

Students will demonstrate familiarity with selected sport- psychology journals.

Measurement: Author a paper that combines a literature review with application to a sport-performance environment.

3. Current events

Students will identify and discuss current events related to sport psychology.

Measurement: In-class reports and discussion of video clips or other media reports relevant to sport psychology.