Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr)
P450 | 6093 | Raglin
Junior or Senior standing
One 75 minute period two times per week
This course will present an overview of the rapidly developing field of
Although the major thrust of American sport psychology involves applications
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
It should be emphasized that students will not be taught how to use various
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
research so students may become more informed and discriminating in judging
the value and usefulness of information and applications in sport
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.
Each of the first three exams will consist of 40-50 multiple choice
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.
The final exam will not be comprehensive. The format for the exam will be
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