The application of psychological principles within physical activity settings has increased dramatically in recent years. Athletes, coaches, teachers, and allied health professions have come to recognise that adherence to psychology principles in the development of their educational programmes results in improved outcomes for the participant and stakeholder. This unit builds knowledge by focusing on how certain psychological theories pertinent to individual differences, motivation, and group dynamics can be used to enhance the outcomes of physical activity based interventions.
|Unit name||The Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Vaughan Cruickshank|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify, describe, and critically evaluate the influence of neurocognitive processes on behaviour in sport and physical activity
- Analyse and apply psychological theories to explain outcomes of attempts to participate in sport and physical activity.
- Collect, analyse, and interpret data to construct an evidence-based behaviour program for a teaching or coaching intervention to support the adoption of active living.
- Apply and evaluate key psychological concepts to practical situations in the sport and physical activity fields.
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|Assessment||Portfolio (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (45%)|Case Study (35%)|
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