Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6216
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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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1515 2009-09-04 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Contact Person Phone Marcus Kilpatrick 9748127 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PET 6216 Sport Psychology Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Sport Psychology Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
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.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change
B. 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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 2 times
D. 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
- Other Course Information
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.
B. 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
C. Major Topics
Introductions/Foundation, Communication, Attribution, Confidence, Goal Theory, Arousal, Attention, Anxiety, Imagery, Interventions, Aggression, Burnout, Cohesion, Audience Effects
Title: Sport Psychology Authors: Richard Cox Publisher: McGraw Hill: Boston Year: 2007
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Title: Sport Psychology
Author: Richard Cox
Publisher: McGraw Hill: Boston
Selected resources available via Google and YouTube
F. 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.
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.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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 10-Audience Effects
H. 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.”
I. 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.
J. Program This Course Supports
- 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.