Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

  1. Module Title: Sports Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 345
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course is designed for students interested in the psychology of sport and physical activity. As an introductory course, it provides an overview of the psychological theories, principles and factors associated with participation and performance in sport, exercise and physical activity. This course is relevant to students majoring in education, counseling psychology and physical education.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Understand the personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings.
    • Explain the motivational factors that influence sport & exercise behavior
    • Apply psychological skills training techniques and strategies for enhancing performance.
    • Appreciate the roles that psychological factors play in health, exercise, and wellness.
    • Understand the group dynamics and processes involved in sport and exercise settings.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.