An introduction to the psychological aspects of behaviour in sport and exercise. This course examines both traditional (educational) sport psychology and clinical sport psychology through a Christian worldview. Topics include personality, emotions, motivation and behavioural change, anxiety, stress and coping, group cohesion, aggression and moral behaviour, youth development, aging and involvement, coaching, exercise adherence, exercise and mental health, and the development and prevention of health issues. Further, this course takes a critical look at present psychological interventions that have been used to improve athletes and exercisers’ performance and overall health and well-being.
PSY-121 or 122