Sport and exercise professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of sport and exercise psychology in their work in an exercise/sport setting. This unit (SCL1003) 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.

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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;  


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

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