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Course Description

A course designed to provide the student with some of the theoretical and practical knowledge of applying psychological techniques within sport situations and to better understand the relevance of mental factors necessary to maximize athletic performance. Some of the areas that will be addressed are motivation, goal setting, the use of mental imagery, time management, and deal with stress. The relationship between life in sport and life outside of sport and how each affect performance will also be covered. This class has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Previously listed as PE 8.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will explore the philosophy and foundational beliefs necessary to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to help reach peak performance.
  • The student will describe ways to build a motivated, committed, and cohesive team.
  • The student will apply the principles and theory from Sport Psychology to mental skills training for performance enhancement.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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