Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr)
P405 | 1077 | Raglin

Junior or Senior standing

Meets a 75 minute period five times per week.  Meets with P450.

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

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
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.

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