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Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology (EXS301)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides students with contemporary knowledge in Sport Psychology, and aims to help students answer the question 'how can we facilitate the wellbeing and performance of elite athletes'. Based on the scientist-practitioner model (Barlow, Hayes and Nelson, 1984) the unit encourages students to become familiar with research methods and develop competence in creating and consuming science in the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Define and explain key psychological factors and theories relevant to sport psychology.
2. Demonstrate understanding of key psychological factors and theories by applying them to sport settings.
3. Critically evaluate the applied sport psychology literature.
4. Demonstrate academic skills, including participate in data collection, literature search, writing, oral presentation and critical analysis.
5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills regarding challenges to ethical practise in the sport setting
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours; Tutorials: 2 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit relies upon an interactive lecture and workshop series. The traditional learning approach is combined with the student involvement in a with-class research project. Participation in the research projects exposes students to the various aspects on conducting research and in doing so increases their familiarity with the research process.
Assessment The unit is assessed through formal end of semester examinations, written assignments, a group presentation, and a quiz. The written assignment requires students to partake in a small classroom experiment.
Prerequisites EXS201 Sports Psychology/Sport and Exercise Psychology OR PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science & PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI331/EXS331 Advanced Sports Psychology may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: 'Advanced Sports Psychology'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Human Behaviour
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Psychology (BA) [New in 2017]
Psychology (BSc) [New in 2017]
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Sport and Health Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Co-Majors Human Behaviour
Appears in these Minors Sport Psychology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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