Sports Psychology - 2018

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Unit summary

PSY20005

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Availability for 2018: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Written (50%) , Invigilated Exam (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,860.00
Domestic continuing 878.00
HECS 820.00
International 3,110.00
International continuing 1,128.00

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The aim of this unit is to provide a theoretical introduction to sports psychology. Key psychological issues in sport, such as the relationship between personality and sport, aggression and anxiety, are explored. The unit content, readings and online activities will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of sports psychology.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Determine the most appropriate application of analytic tools (eg personality profiling, performance measures, training regimes) and relevant psychological theories to problems in sport psychology
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the literature relevant to sport psychology and be able to critically evaluate research
  3. Analyse and appraise ethical issues in sport psychology
  4. Write in a clear scientific manner for a variety of audiences (e.g., peers, professionals, researchers, clients).
  • Assignment — Written (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Reading — Reading Log (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PSS260 — Sports Psychology

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Personality and sport
2Attitudes to sport
3Aggression
4Social factors affecting performance
5Arousal and anxiety
6Motivation and skill acquisition

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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