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COURSE NUMBER: KINS 338
COURSE TITLE: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Joey Bouchard
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to the relationship between psychological factors and sport and physical activity. There will be two main themes of this course:How psychological factors influence performance and experience in sport and physical activity and how sport and exercise influence psychological well-being. Students will learn to apply sport psychology theories to real situations such as coaching, sports medicine, physical education, health promotion, and training.

Same as PSYC 338

Prerequisites: PSYC 250 or 251 
REQUIRED TEXTS: Weinberg, R.S., & Gould, D. (2014). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Participation 10%
Group Presentation 15%
Case Study 20%
Midterm exam 25%
Final exam 30%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE: After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:
  • To increase your understanding of how psychological factors influence involvement and performance in sport, exercise, and physical education settings
  • To increase your understanding of how participation in sport, exercise, and physical education influences the psychological makeup of the individuals involved
  • To help you acquire skills and knowledge about sport and exercise psychology that you can apply as a coach, teacher, athletic trainer, or exercise leader
  • To increase your understanding of how psychological factors influence involvement and performance in sport, exercise, and physical education settings
LECTURE OUTLINE:
  • A. Part I: Beginning Your Journey
    • 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • B. Part II: Learning About Participants
    • 2. Personality and Sport
    • 3. Motivation
    • 4. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety
  • C. Part IV: Focusing on Group Processes
    • 7. Group and Team Dynamics
    • 8. Group Cohesion
    • 9. Leadership
    • 10. Communication
  • D. Part V: Improving Performance
    • 11. Introduction to Psychological Skills Training
    • 12. Arousal Regulation
    • 13. Imagery
    • 14. Self-Confidence
    • 15. Goal Setting
    • 16. Concentration
  • E. Part VI: Enhancing Health and Well-Being
    • 17. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being
    • 19. Athletic Injuries 
    • 21. Burnout and Overtraining
  • F. Part VII: Facilitating Psychological Growth and Development            
    • 24. Character Development and Good Sporting Behavior


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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