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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6216
Tracking Number - 1515

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-11-23
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 1/5/10, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 1/6/10; NUMBER CHANGED from 6419 to 6216

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-04
  2. Department: Physical Education & Exercise Science
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 173200
  5. Contact Person: Marcus Kilpatrick
  6. Phone: 9748127
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6216
  10. Full Title: Sport Psychology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Sport Psychology
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical structure that underlies psychology applied to sport. There will be a particular emphasis on psychological concerns that confront coaches, educators, and athletes.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The field of exercise science is evolving rapidly and the understanding of psychological principles as they relate to physical education and athletics is becoming increasingly important for practitioners. This course provides important content that can be used to facilitate the utilization of sport and exercise for the betterment of children and adults.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) In addition to a terminal degree, a qualified instructor for this course should have taken graduate level courses in the area of sport psychology and should have published research in the discipline
  29. Objectives: 1 Knowledge of the sport psychology profession, professional organizations, and both historical and contemporary aspects of the discipline.

    2. Ability to design activities and interventions with in physical activity contexts that will lead to improved performance and satisfaction.

    3. Knowledge of how motivation develops and evolves through physical activity participation.

    4. Knowledge of how neurophysiology impacts cognition and performance in sport.

    5. Knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of sport participation.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Examination Performance: 35 points * composed exclusively of essay questions Field Project: 20 points * requires the observation of sport environments, collection of field notes, interviews, and detailed report of the experience Movie Review: 20 points *final product is a lengthy written evaluation of the psychological aspects depicted in sport-related movies Participation: 25 points * based on attendance, oral participation in class, online discussion on Blackboard, and content presentation in class
  31. Major Topics: Introductions/Foundation, Communication, Attribution, Confidence, Goal Theory, Arousal, Attention, Anxiety, Imagery, Interventions, Aggression, Burnout, Cohesion, Audience Effects
  32. Textbooks: Title: Sport Psychology Authors: Richard Cox Publisher: McGraw Hill: Boston Year: 2007
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: COURSE READINGS:

    Title: Sport Psychology

    Author: Richard Cox

    Publisher: McGraw Hill: Boston

    Year: 2007


    Selected resources available via Google and YouTube

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: -Students are expected to read all required materials in advance of each class meeting.

    -Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    -Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Participation 25%

    Field project 20%

    Written Examination 35%

    Movie Review 20%

    *Note rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    A+ 97.5-100

    A 92.5-97.49

    A- 90-92.49

    B+ 87.5-89.99

    B 82.5-87.49

    B- 80-82.49

    C+ 77.5-79.99

    C 72.5-77.49

    C- 70-72.49

    D+ 67.5-69.99

    D 62.5-67.49

    D- 60-62.49

    F 0-59.9

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Summer Plan:

    Week 1-Introduction/Foundations

    Week 2-Communication

    Week 3-Attributiona and Confidence

    Week 4-Goal Theory

    Week 5- Arousal and Attention

    Week 6- Anxiety and Imagery

    Week 7- Interventions and Psychological Skills Training

    Week 8-Aggression and Burnout

    Week 9-Cohesion

    Week 10-Audience Effects

  36. Attendance Policy: Students are allowed to miss one class meeting /discussion without penalty. Each absence beyond one will result in a reduction of 2% from the grade.

    USF Policy on Religious Observances: Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Physical Education
  39. Course Concurrence Information: It is expected that this course would enroll approximately 15-20 students each time it is delivered. This course is currently listed as an elective for the graduate Physical Education and Exercise Science programs in our department. Additionally, this course may be attractive as an elective for graduate students in Psychology.

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