PPE 208 - Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology
As the demand for enhanced sport and exercise performance continues and the focus on Wellness grows, the cognitive or mental aspects within sport, activity and wellness are being exposed. Sport, Exercise and Wellness Psychology has evolved through this need. Specifically, this course will relate the application of conventional psychological areas (personality, motivation, aggression, etc.) to the arena of sport. The focus on psychological skills as applied to performance and wellness is also an essential element of this ever changing field.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and differentiate between three theories of personality development and, through various projects utilizing observation of sport behavior, consider the validity of each theory.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Yerkes-Dodson Law and utilize a case study to explore the application of the theory to the anxiety/performance relationship.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Information Processing Model of Concentration and Attention.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method of research and exploration.
5. Create a system for behavior change for an individual or small group through consideration and application of selected theories of learning.
6. Utilize various theories of Achievement Motivation to develop a coaching model for a specific sport team.
7. Construct a system for the development of Group Cohesion.
8. Research and participate in Cognitive Learning Strategies including imagery, relaxation, self confidence enhancement, positive self-talk, and concentration exercises.
Course Offered Fall and Spring