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Sport and Exercise Psychology (EXS201)
|Organisational Unit||Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||Sport and Exercise Psychology seeks to respond to a paradox of Western culture; the well-established benefits of regular exercise and the persistence of many to a sedentary lifestyle. This unit will introduce a key component of sport and exercise psychology: motivation. Students will learn how to apply key psychological principles to increase exercise participation and adherence. Additionally, students will explore motivation and performance in (elite) sport.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||1. Define and explain key psychological theories relevant to exercise and sport.
2. Demonstrate understanding of key psychological factors and theories by applying them to exercise and sport settings
3. Critically evaluate exercise psychology literature.
4. Demonstrate basic academic skills, literature search, writing, oral communication, and critical analysis.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 2 hours; Tutorials: 2 hours.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||Lectures and required readings will provide students with the necessary knowledge and understanding of exercise psychology. The tutorials are designed to apply information to case studies, personal experiences, etc.|
|Assessment||Assessment for the unit captures the knowledge and the practical experiences. Assessments include a written reflection, group presentation, final exam, and quiz.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed CHI224/EXS224 Sports Psychology may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Previously||2016: 'Sports Psychology'|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Appears in these Co-Majors||Health Education Minor Teaching Area
|Appears in these Minors||Sport Psychology
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|