Sport and Exercise Psychology

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 2231
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course provides an introduction to the field of applied sport and exercise psychology. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by applying mental skills and strategies to real world sport and exercise settings. They will also use their developing knowledge of mental skills and strategies from the course to inform reflections and decisions about their mental strengths and areas to work on. Students will devise a mental skills plan for their personal growth and enhanced performance in a sport and/or exercise setting.
Course Content
  1. Awareness in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  2. The Environment and Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Positive Reinforcement and Feedback
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on reinforcement and feedback in sport and exercise
      • Implications for best practices
    • Expectations and Self Fulfilling Prophecy
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on impact of expectations by leaders in sport and exercise
      • Implications for best practices
    • Communication in Sport and Exercise
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on communication in sport and exercise
      • Implications for best practices
    • Team Cohesion and Team Building
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on team cohesion in sport and exercise
      • Implications for best practices in team building
    • Parents in sport
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on parents in sport
      • Implications for best practices related to parents in sport
    • Motivation
      • Theoretical aspects of motivation and motivational environments
      • Research on motivation and motivational environments
      • Implications for best practices related to creating optimal motivational environments
  3. Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance
    • Theoretical aspects
    • Research on peak performance in sport
    • Assessment of peak performance
  4. Psychological Skills, Interventions and Strategies
    • Goal Setting
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on goal setting in sport and exercise
      • Implications for best practices related to goal setting in sport and exercise
    • Arousal, Emotion, Performance Relationship
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on arousal in sport and exercise
      • Interventions and strategies for arousal and emotional self-regulation
    • Imagery
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on imagery in sport and exercise
      • Interventions and strategies for imagery skill development and usage
    • Cognitive strategies for building confidence
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on cognitive strategies in sport and exercise
      • Interventions and strategies for development and enhancement of cognitive self-regulation
    • Concentration and Attentional Control
      • Theoretical aspects
      • Research on concentration and attentional control in sport and exercise
      • Interventions and strategies for attentional control and self-regulation
  5. Implementing Psychological Skills Training (PST) Programs
    • Theoretical aspects
    • Research on PST program effectiveness
    • Season planning for PST
  6. Additional Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Clinical Issues in sport and exercise psychology
    • Psychology of injury and rehabilitation 
    • Overtraining and Burnout in sport
    • Career transitions in sport
    • Gender and cultural considerations in sport and exercise psychology
Methods Of Instruction
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups
  3. Practical applications
  4. Video observation
  5. Self-study via print or online materials
  6. Reading assignments
  7. Online discussion groups
  8. Instructor tutoring
Means of Assessment

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon:

  1. Adherence to college evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.
  2. A developmental approach to evaluation that is sequenced and progressive.
  3. Evaluation is used as a teaching tool for both students and instructors.
  4. Commitment to student participation in evaluation through such processes as self and peer evaluation, and program/ instructor evaluation.

The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course: 

Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 15%
Self Quizzes 20%
Student Teaching Project 20%
Journals 20%
Participation 10%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes
  1. To identify and describe the mental skills required for optimal performance
  2. To develop mental skills by applying these skills in personal and hypothetical situations guided by constructive feedback
  3. To demonstrate theoretical, conceptual and practical expertise with regard to mental skills in sport and exercise psychology
  4. To interpret, analyze, and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement within the area of mental skills and develop a personal mental training plan from this evaluation
Textbook Materials
Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:
Williams, J. M. (Editor) (2010). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (6th ed.). 
Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:

  • Williams, J. M. (Editor) (2010). Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (6th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None
SPSC 1164 recommended

None

SPSC 1164 recommended

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO PSYC 160 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU HKIN 231 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PSYC 2XXX (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG HKIN 2231 (3) 2005/01/01 to 2013/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG KINS 2231 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU PSYC 3XX (3) 2005/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 340 (3) 2008/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HMKN 201 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 231 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 266 (3) 2005/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 2XX (1.5) 2005/09/01 to 2008/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5) 2008/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13007
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Mandzuk
Andrei
Open
Online
SPSC 2231 001 - Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
8:30 - 10:20
Tue Thu
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13008
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Mandzuk
Andrei
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13527
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Mandzuk
Andrei
Open
Online
SPSC 2231 003 - Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
16:30 - 18:20
Tue Thu
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16264
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Farres
Laura
Open
Online
SPSC 2231 090 is a fully on-line course delivered through Blackboard. Students successfully registered please check the Blackboard course website. The instructor will email students on the first day of classes.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0