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HSE309 - Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Year:2020 unit information
Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Luana Main
Trimester 2: Tim Konoval
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

11 x 1 hour classes, 11 x 1 hour modularised classes delivered online, 11 x 1 hour seminars

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided), 11 x 1 hour modularised classes delivered online, and 5 x 1 hour seminars conducted online. Off campus students also receive access to 11 pre-planned learning activities/tasks related to the on campus seminars.

Note:

From 2021, this unit will be only be offered in Trimester 2.

It will be offered for the last time in Trimester 1 in 2020.

Content

This unit introduces students to a range of topics related to the different ways in which psychological, behavioural and cognitive factors may affect individual and team performance in sport, and to the ways that sport and exercise may impact on psychological and behavioural factors. The unit also provides students with practical experience in mental strategies to enhance athletic performance. Although directly related to sport performance, the unit would be useful to students interested in other performance domains.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Critically evaluate different theoretical approaches proposed to explain the relationship between psychological states such as arousal, anxiety, motivation and performance.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Critically evaluate different theoretical approaches proposed to explain why individuals do/don’t engage in exercise.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Analyse the issues pertaining to specific case examples in sport and exercise psychology by drawing on relevant theory and literature.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Perform a literature search relevant to the application and evaluation of a psychological skill/technique and then compile, synthesise and critically analyse this literature.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Design and develop a detailed 'instructional program' suitable for an athlete to use to develop a specific psychological skill/technique.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Summarise and demonstrate the key approaches and techniques to enable effective communication in both sport and exercise.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO7

Develop client-focused solutions to influence exercise adherence and long-term behaviour change that take account of factors associated with realistic goal setting and exercise adoption, including barriers and solutions to long-term behaviour change.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Written Psychological skills training program 1,400 words 30%
  • Part A - week 3
  • Part B - week 7
Assessment 2: Simulated client case study 1,400 words 40%
  • Part 1 - week 9
  • Part 2 - study week 
Assessment 3: Examination 90 minutes 30%
  • Examination period 

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSE309 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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