Psychology - PSYCH 259
Introduction to Sport Psychology
3 Credit Hours3 Lecture Hours
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.)
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.
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