Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applied Sport Psychology (BSE309)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2523 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

This course addresses the psychological factors and skills needed to facilitate peak performances in sport and other competitive situations. The focus of study examines the latest research and best practices of sport performance enhancement through the application of basic mental skills; composure and concentration skills; confidence and adversity-coping skills; cohesion and team dynamics strategies; and the periodization of mental skills training.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Psychological factors associated with peak performance
  • Basic mental skills – goal-setting, Imagery, self-talk
  • Composure and concentration skills
  • Confidence and adversity coping skills
  • Cohesion and team dynamics
  • Implementing mental skills training with athletes and teams

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the relevant research and best practices of sport psychology skills and strategies applied to various sport and performance contexts.
  • Discuss relevant theories and research to explain performance-related behaviours and cognitions under pressure.
  • Discuss the effect of social and environmental factors on motor learning and sport performance.
  • Assess a variety of psychological factors that influence motor learning and sport performance.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different mental skills methods and skills for sport performance enhancement.
  • Develop different intervention methods for sport performance enhancement.
  • Apply appropriate sport psychology principles and skills to practical sport and performance case studies.
  • Design a season-long, periodized mental skills training programme for a sport or performance target group.
  • Prepare and deliver a hands-on, applied sport psychology workshop to an intended target audience.
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