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PESS 491. Psychology of Sport

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Examining sport in terms of motivation, performance, and the relationship between sport and human development.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific and theoretical aspects of sport psychology; including personality, motivation, attention, arousal/anxiety, confidence, group dynamics, burnout, coaching behavior, and psychological interventions.
2. Apply theoretical and scientific knowledge of sport psychology to physical activity settings [e.g., sport, physical education, exercise, recreation].
3. Identify historical trends in sport psychology.
4. Distinguish between the types of sport psychology professionals.
5. Demonstrate information literacy by finding, assessing and using research related to sport psychology.

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