This course introduces the student to the psychological factors that influence individual and group sport and exercise participation. Topics include the influence of personal psychology and the environment on athletic performance, techniques to enhance athletic and exercise performance and adherence, and the dynamics of group processes as they relate to sports. Discussion to address psycho-social factors related to the healthy psychological growth and development of children including aggression, character development, and sportspersonship.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and C or better in PSYC 101, or by permission of the instructor, fall semester
3 credits (3 lecture hours per week)