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Course Details

Course Code: SPHS505 Course ID: 4237 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Sport Psychology is the scientific study of how individuals behave in sport and exercise, and the practical application of that knowledge to performance enhancement strategies. Students in this course will investigate human behavior patterns in sports and exercise settings. Human behavior is complex, dynamic, and social. There are no easy answers when you try to determine why people behave in a certain fashion. However, this course will focus on interpreting and applying fundamental behavioral tendencies related to biological and psychological models of personality structure, motivational orientations, psychological interventions, and social dynamics. In addition, students will create useful psychological interventions that demonstrate their ability to distinguish the need for normal sport enhancement strategies from serious psycho/physical behaviors that require other professionally trained experts. Psycho/social relationships to sport performance will be analyzed. Behavior management strategies, modeling, aggression, and group dynamic models will be critiqued as students design philosophies that guide training and intervention strategies.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course students will be able to:

1. Analyze the relationship between Attentional control, focus, and performance.

2. Differentiate between how intrinsic and extrinsic rewards can be used for performance enhancement.

3. Design a comprehensive goal-setting program for individuals and teams.

4. Create solutions to challenges sport participants experience with stress, anxiety, and arousal.

5. Create a psychological skills training program.

NameGrade %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week Two Assignment 10.00 %
Week Four Assignment 10.00 %
Week Six Assignment 10.00 %
Discussions 30.00 %
Week 1: Introduction and Getting Your Attention 3.75 %
Week 2: Our Control of Energy 3.75 %
Week 3: Confidence and Self-Worth 3.75 %
Week 4: Goal-setting 3.75 %
Week 5: Developing Pre-performance Routines 3.75 %
Week 6: Results and Attributions 3.75 %
Week 7: Intrinsic Motivation and Self-determination 3.75 %
Week 8: Psychological Skills Training 3.75 %
Final Group Project 15.00 %
Week Eight Assignment (1) (1) 15.00 %
Scavenger Hunt 5.00 %
Scavenger Hunt 5.00 %
Exam 20.00 %
Exam 1 10.00 %
Exam 2 10.00 %

After completing this course students will be able to:

1. Analyze the relationship between Attentional control, focus, and performance.

2. Differentiate between how intrinsic and extrinsic rewards can be used for performance enhancement.

3. Design a comprehensive goal-setting program for individuals and teams.

4. Create solutions to challenges sport participants experience with stress, anxiety, and arousal.

5. Create a psychological skills training program.

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.