ESSC12003 - Exercise and Sport Psychology
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed to provide students with key psychological knowledge relating to aspects of sports performance and participation across a variety of sport and exercise environments. The emphasis of this unit is on psychological processes and strategies that enhance individual, group, and team performance.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation 40%
4. Practical Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 69% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The only recommendation for the course was made by an internal student who suggested the labs be grouped closer together. Student The labs run concurrently with the lectures. The only option to accommodate this request would be to remove internal labs and have all students complete labs during residential school.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss key psychological aspects relating to sport performance and exercise participation.
  2. Discuss the importance of leadership in sport and exercise environments.
  3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.
  4. Apply theoretical and psychological intervention to enhance sport performance or increase exercise adherance in various populuations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)  
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Presentation  
4 - Practical Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)            
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Presentation      
4 - Practical Assessment  

Corrections

Date Updated Information
28-Feb-2017 16:42

For extensions: Extensions will only be given via CQU Policy. Extensions must be submitted through the Moodle site.

Written Assessment - Assessment Criteria:

Marks will be awarded for writing skills, content, research, and referencing. Marks will not be allocated for sections that are plagiarized or copied, in line with CQU Policy. A detailed marking scheme is available on the Moodle site.

Presentation Assessment - Assessment Criteria:

Marks will be awarded for understanding of subject matter, research, and writing skills.

Prescribed Textbooks

Sport Psychology - Concepts and Applications
Author/s: Richard H. Cox Year: 2012
Edition: Seventh Publisher: McGraw Hill
City: New York State: New York
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorVincent Dalbo (v.dalbo@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Defining exercise and sports psychology: A discipline and profession

1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Personality and core characteristics of the individual/Leadership and communication in sport/Youth sport

2, 5, 16

Week 3 20-03-2017

Self-confidence and intrinsic motivation/ Attention and concentration in sport and exercise

3 (parts), 6

Week 4 27-03-2017

Self-confidence and intrinsic motivation/Goal perspective theory

3 (parts), 4

Week 5 03-04-2017

Anxiety, stress, and mood relationships/Alternatives to inverted-U theory

7, 8

- Lecture to be delivered in Mackay and ISL'd to Rockhampton


- Labs for Mackay students (Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

* Only internal Mackay students can attend the Mackay labs

- Labs for Rockhampton and mixed mode students (Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) Building 81 on the basketball courts.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Coping and intervention strategies in sport/Goal setting

9, 10

Week 7 24-04-2017

Imagery and hypnosis in sport/Psychological skills training

11, 12

Quiz 1 Due: Friday (28 April 17) 08:00 PM AEST

Week 8 01-05-2017

Aggression and violence in sport/Audience and self-presentation in sport

13, 14

Week 9 08-05-2017

Team cohesion in sport/Burnout in athletes/The psychology of injuries

15, 18

Written Assessment Due Friday (12 May 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Exercise psychology

17

Week 11 22-05-2017

Drug abuse in sport and exercise

19

Week 12 29-05-2017

Study week

Quiz 2 Due: Friday (02 June 17) 08:00 PM AEST

Presentation Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quizzes
Task Description

Quiz 1 (10% of final grade)

This quiz will cover text chapters, course readings, and course content for exercise and sport psychology topics covered during weeks one to six (inclusive). It is your responsibility to log onto Moodle and complete the quiz within the given time period.

The quiz must be completed in a single session. You cannot save the quiz and return to it at a later date.

Open: First day of class

Close: Week 7, Friday, 8:00 PM AEST

Quiz 2 (10% of final grade)

This quiz will cover text chapters, course readings, and course content for exercise and sport psychology topics covered during weeks seven to eleven (inclusive). It is your responsibility to log onto Moodle and complete the quiz within the given time period.

The quiz must be completed in a single session. You cannot save the quiz and return to it at a later date.

Open: First day of class

Close: Week 12, Friday, 8:00 PM AEST

Please note:

- No late quizzes will be accepted. If you cannot complete the quiz on the due date, complete the quiz earlier in the week.

Number of Quizzes 2
Assessment Due Date Quiz 1: Week 7, Friday, 8:00 PM AEST; Quiz 2: Week 12, Friday, 8:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Results are provided at the conclusion of the quiz.
Weighting 20%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss key psychological aspects relating to sport performance and exercise participation.

2. Discuss the importance of leadership in sport and exercise environments.

3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment will cover text chapters, course readings, and course content for exercise and sport psychology topics during weeks one to seven (inclusive). In essay format describe what you believe to be the five personality traits that are the most characteristic of successful leadership; use the research articles provided to support you answer. The citations for the articles are provided on the assessment instructions via Moodle. Please limit your answers to no more than 1000 words.

Please note:

- Extensions will not be given unless extreme circumstances have occurred.

- Extensions will not be given the day an assignment is due.

- Late assessments will incur a point deduction of 5% per day from the original grade.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Friday of week 11
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment item will be graded using an assessment rubric. The assessment rubric details the marking criteria for each section of this assessment. The complete assessment rubric is available on Moodle.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Must be submitted via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss key psychological aspects relating to sport performance and exercise participation.

2. Discuss the importance of leadership in sport and exercise environments.

3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Presentation

Assessment Title Presentation
Task Description

You will give an 8-10 minute presentation on a topic related to exercise and sport psychology. This task requires you to develop a presentation based on the chosen topic and to present the topic via a recorded presentation.

You are required to produce your presentation using PowerPoint and are required to upload your video recording of your PowerPoint presentation via YouTube. No hard copies of CD or DVD's will be accepted.

The presentation should go for no more than 10 minutes. The aim is to present the information in a professional manner. Your presentation should follow the order in which the PowerPoint materials were developed. Ensure your presentation includes a title, your name, university affiliation, headings, and references.

Submit a working YouTube link to your presentation via a Word document that will be uploaded on Moodle.

Suggestions for how to make the video recording are on the Moodle page; however, these are only suggestions. If having difficulties please contact information technology (IT) for a resolution.

Please note:

- Extensions will not be given unless extreme circumstances.

- Extensions will not be given the day an assignment is due.

- Late assessments will incur a point deduction of 5% per day from the original grade.

- The instructor must receive an acceptable file (must open). If an unacceptable/corrupt file is submitted you will be graded as if no file has been submitted. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure an acceptable file has been submitted.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment item will be graded using an assessment rubric. The assessment rubric details the marking criteria for each section of this assessment. The complete assessment rubric is available on Moodle.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

You (mixed mode and internal) are required to produce a presentation using multimedia (PowerPoint). You must include a YouTube video and submit the link for viewing the presentation. No hard copies of CD or DVD's will be accepted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss key psychological aspects relating to sport performance and exercise participation.

3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.

4. Apply theoretical and psychological intervention to enhance sport performance or increase exercise adherance in various populuations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

The laboratory sessions for this course are mandatory.

If you are enrolled as an on-campus student in Rockhampton or Mackay you must attend the one day laboratory session on your respective campus.

If you are enrolled as a mixed mode student you must attend the one day residential school on the Rockhampton campus.

Assessment Due Date Dates of required attendance are located on the course schedule and you should confirm the dates via the University timetable.
Return Date to Students NA
Weighting Pass/Fail
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Must attend all laboratory sessions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.

4. Apply theoretical and psychological intervention to enhance sport performance or increase exercise adherance in various populuations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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