Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Organization & Psychology Foundations of Coaching (3 cr)
P450 | 6482 | Raglin
PREREQUISITES: Junior or Senior standing
CLASS MEETING: One 75 minute period two times per week
This course will present an overview of the rapidly developing field of
psychology. Although the major thrust of American sport psychology involves
applications intended to enhance performance, this course will cover
the area of exercise and mental health as well. A wide range of topics in
psychology will be reviewed. Selected topics will be discussed in greater
because of their significance and/or empirical basis.
It should be emphasized that students will not be taught how to use various
psychology techniques in this class. Despite the popularity of many sport
psychology techniques with both athletes and coaches, there is a widespread
of experimental evidence to support their use. Because of this, there will
strong emphasis on important issues in sport psychology research so students
become more informed and discriminating in judging the value and usefulness
information and applications in sport psychology.
The final grade will be based on a composite of three section exams and a
exam. The three section exams will count a total of two-thirds of the total
grade with the final counting for the remaining third.
Each of the first three exams will consist of 40-50 multiple choice
material covered in the previous four weeks. A review session will be
for the class preceding each exam. Study guides for each exam are available
the reading packet. The test exam and computer grading sheet must both be
turned in to receive credit for the exam.
The final exam will not be comprehensive. The format for the exam will be
same format as the section exams. There will be 40-50 questions over
from the last four weeks of the class. In addition, there will be 15-20
over material covered earlier in the class. These questions will be of a
nature and questions used in earlier exams will not be repeated.