Exercise and Sport Psychology

    Unit code: SCL1003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    Sport and exercise professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of sport and exercise psychology in their work in an exercise/sport setting. This unit aims to help sport and exercise professionals understand the psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise, and equip them with the fundamental skills needed to teach and apply interventions to promote and enhance the knowledge, participation, performance, growth and wellbeing of sport and exercise participants. Furthermore, this unit will encourage sport and exercise professionals to focus on their own self-awareness and professional growth.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Examine the discipline of sport and exercise psychology and advocate its importance for sport and exercise participation and performance;
    2. Apply sport and exercise psychology knowledge to the investigation and solution of problems;
    3. Working collaboratively locate and apply appropriate psychological interventions to enhance participation, performance, growth and wellbeing; and,
    4. Apply communication techniques that are appropriate to a range of contexts relevant to sport and exercise psychology and demonstrate written and oral communication skills;


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 15%
    Locate a topical problem
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 25%
    Preparation of a summary statement (600 words)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 35%
    Group presentation
    Assessment type: Review
    Grade: 25%
    (a) Peer review of presentations - 15% (b) Peer review of group member contributions - 10%

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

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