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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
11 x 1 hour classes, 11 x 1 hour modularised classes delivered online, 11 x 1 hour seminars
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.
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.
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 UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
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 capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Critically evaluate different theoretical approaches proposed to explain why individuals do/don’t engage in exercise.
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 capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
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 capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
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 capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO5: Problem solving
Summarise and demonstrate the key approaches and techniques to enable effective communication in both sport and exercise.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
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.
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.
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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