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|
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.