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The Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity ESP209


The application of psychological principles within physical activity settings has increased dramatically in recent years. Athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators have come to recognise that adherence to psychology principles in the development of their educational programmes results in improved outcomes for the participant and the stakeholder. This unit buildsknowledge by focusing on how certain psychological theories pertinent to individual differences, motivation and group dynamics can enhance physical activity based programmes. This unit is a pre-requisite unit for the advanced unit Sport Psychology.


Unit name The Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
Unit code ESP209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Dr Dean Cooley

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1 hr Lecture (13 weeks), 1 x 1 hr tutorial (13 weeks)


Readiness Assessment Test (20%), Case Studies (40%),Final Exam (40%)

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