Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr)
P405 | 6076 | Raglin


PREREQUISITES:
Junior or Senior standing

CLASS MEETING:
One 75 minute period two times per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will present an overview of the rapidly developing field of
sport
psychology. Although the major thrust of American sport psychology involves
applications intended to enhance performance, this course will cover
subjects
in the area of exercise and mental health as well. A wide range of topics in
sport psychology will be reviewed. Selected topics will be discussed in
greater detail because of their significance and/or empirical basis.

It should be emphasized that students will not be taught how to use various
sport psychology techniques in this class.  Despite the popularity of many
sport psychology techniques with both athletes and coaches, there is a
widespread lack of experimental evidence to support their use.  Because of
this, there will be a strong emphasis on important issues in sport
psychology
research so students may become more informed and discriminating in judging
the value and usefulness of information and applications in sport
psychology.

GRADING:
The final grade will be based on a composite of three section exams and a
final
exam.  The three section exams will count a total of two-thirds of the total
class
grade with the final counting for the remaining third.

SECTION EXAMS:
Each of the first three exams will consist of 40-50 multiple choice
questions
of material covered in the previous four weeks.  A review session will be
scheduled for the class preceding each exam.  Study guides for each exam are
available in the reading packet.  The test exam and computer grading sheet
must both be turned in to  receive credit for the exam.

FINAL EXAM:
The final exam will not be comprehensive.  The format for the exam will be
in
the same format as the section exams.  There will be 40-50 questions over
material from the last four weeks of the class.  In addition, there will be
15-20 questions over material covered earlier in the class.  These questions
will be of a general nature and questions used in earlier exams will not be
repeated.