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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
011600

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To extend knowledge in human movement and health science into the area of health, exercise and sports psychology in order to determine the social, psychological and environmental factors that influence exercise behaviour, sport participation and human performance, as well as other health behaviours, and identify and apply individualised and appropriate best-practice behavioural strategies and theories in working with individuals in health, exercise, and sport domains.

Course content

Personality; motivation; health behaviour adherence and behaviour change; arousal and anxiety; stress, coping, and emotion; group and team dynamics; group cohesion; leadership; feedback and reinforcement; communication; competition and cooperation; aggression; character and moral development; physical activity/sport/exercise and psychological well-being; sport and physical activity related addictive and unhealthy behaviour; psychological aspects of burnout and overtraining; mental skills and strategies for peak performance and behaviour change; children’s psychological development through sport, exercise and physical activity; ageing and psychology in sport and exercise

Textbook(s)

Weinberg, R S, & Gould, D 2015, Foundations of sport and exercise psychology, 6th, Human Kinetics, Champaign Ill.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1043 Lifespan Growth and Motor Development
HLTH 1044 Foundations of Physical Activity and Health

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz - 25% 1.5 hours Total
Assignment 2000 words 40% 20 minutes
Written examination - 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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