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Course Code: PSYC460 Course ID: 3616 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Students will examine human behavior in a sport and exercise setting. They will understand that enhancing individual performance is a primary objective of sport psychology. Students will learn how to create a psychological skills training program, which incorporates theories of anxiety reduction, imagery training, and self-efficacy. Current theoretical perspectives of personality factors in exercise and sport, why people exercise, what motivates an individual, exercise/sport adherence, stress, anxiety, and arousal, and the psychological effects of exercise and sport will be investigated. Students will learn the key features of effective goal setting, and apply this understanding to their own professional development.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course of study, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe typical views of motivation and the fundamentals of achievement motivation to guide practice and performance.
  2. Assess the major sources of anxiety and stress, and how and why arousal and anxiety-related emotions affect performance.
  3. Create a psychological skills training program.
  4. Develop effective goal-setting principles and a comprehensive goal-setting program.
  5. Explain the effects of exercise on anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being.

For a description of specific evaluation requirements for each assignment and forum, please review the rubric in each assignment area. In addition, a forum rubric example is available in your Resource section.

Upon completion of this course of study, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe typical views of motivation and the fundamentals of achievement motivation to guide practice and performance.
  2. Assess the major sources of anxiety and stress, and how and why arousal and anxiety-related emotions affect performance.
  3. Create a psychological skills training program.
  4. Develop effective goal-setting principles and a comprehensive goal-setting program.
  5. Explain the effects of exercise on anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.