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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Psychology - PSYCH 259

Introduction to Sport Psychology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

Introduction to Sport Psychology is an overview of basic concepts and principles essential to understanding the psychological and behavioral aspects of sport and exercise. Topics covered include the science of sport psychology, youth sports, motivation theory, leadership and coaching, team dynamics and aggression in sports. Students will explore current and future trends in this emerging field and examine the types of career opportunities connected to it.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explore the science of sport psychology.
  • Explain personal factors that affect sport performance.
  • Explore the needs of youth sports.
  • Compare the major motivation theories related to athletic performance.
  • Analyze factors related to performance outcomes.
  • Examine the effects of stress regulation, anxiety and arousal in sports and exercise.
  • Interpret major methods used in sport psychology interventions.
  • Examine the implications of aggression in sport.
  • Explore sport and practice from the athlete’s perspective.
  • Summarize various coaching techniques as related to sports and sport psychology.
  • Apply the concepts of team dynamics as related to sports and sport psychology.
  • Investigate careers in in the field of sport psychology.
  • Explore emerging and future trends in the field of sport psychology.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PSYCHOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 259142136Intro Sport PsychRMT3Czar G22/31/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:46 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday