BEHV 3025 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401055

Coordinator Rhiannon White Opens in new window

Description This unit explores psychological factors that affect sport performance (e.g., self-efficacy and concentration), psychological factors that predict and increase participation in physical activity (e.g., motivation), and psychological outcomes of physical activity (e.g., mental health, resilience, and cognitive development). Students will examine theory and research and draw upon their own experiences, to apply sport and exercise psychology principles to a variety of real-world scenarios, and design strategies relevant to different contexts such as physical education, personal training, exercise physiology, coaching, and health promotion.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Co-requisite(s) BEHV 1014 - Psychology and Health For Students enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
4742 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)
4747 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) and
6001 Diploma in Health ScienceBachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1536 - Sport and Exercise Psychology BEHV 2014 - Sport and Exercise Psychology

Incompatible Subjects BEHV 1005 - Introduction to Sport Psychology BEHV 2004 - Exercise Psychology LGYA 7219 - Sociological Aspects

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 4659 Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE), 4658 Bachelor of Health Science - Sport and Exercise Science, 4741 Bachelor of Sport Development, 4742 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary), 4747 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) or 6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the evidence related to the cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes of physical activity participation.
  2. Design theory and evidence-based interventions that will promote adoption and adherence to exercise.
  3. Assess the influences of psychological factors on participant experiences and performance in sport.
  4. Critically evaluate how psychological strategies can be implemented to enhance sporting performance and increase exercise adherence throughout the lifespan.
  5. Critically evaluate how psychological strategies can be implemented to enhance sporting performance and increase exercise adherence throughout the lifespan.

Subject Content

1.Sport confidence
2.Anxiety and performance
3.Concentration and performance
4.Team building
5.Motivation and exercise adoption
6.Motivation and exercise maintenance
7.Psychosocial predictors of physical activity participation
8.Psychosocial factors influencing participants?f experiences
9.Goal setting
10.Exercise and mental wellbeing

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes x 3: Multiple choice questions based on class work and readings Length: 20 questions per quiz Duration: 20 minutes per quiz 30 N Individual
Literature Review: Critical review and analysis of evidence 1,000 words 35 N Individual
Video Proposal: Grant proposal video plus, annotated bibliography 8-10-minute video 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Rhiannon White Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Subject Contact Rhiannon White Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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