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Sports Psychology (EXS 409)

Focuses on the dimensions of Sports Psychology by reviewing and studying the scientific literature of the principles derived from this literature and their practical application.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Junior or Senior Status
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes:

At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the differences in individual personality traits and how those differences impact sports performance
  • Explain anxiety among athletes and in athletic situations and what steps may be taken to limit that anxiety.
  • Explain why and how imagery facilitates athletic performance
  • Explain the role of a coach or sports psychologist in building an athlete's confidence level
  • Know the most effective ways to communicate both as a coach and an athlete
  • Explain the different motivational constructs and how to use them to motivate athletes
  • Know how to create a productive team environment
  • Explain the effects of injury, eating disorders, and acceptance of competitions in various outcomes.