ESSC12003 - Exercise and Sport Psychology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with an understanding of behavioural theories that form the foundation of exercise and sport psychology. You will also learn about the role of exericse, physical activity, and sport in mental health and wellbeing. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to describe factors that influence exercise adherence, goal setting, and participation in physical activity. Further, you will develop introductory counselling and communication skills which will enable you to deliver effective behaviour modification strategies to individuals or groups in exercise or sport settings.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Portfolio 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
The lecture video quality was poor.
Recommendation
To avoid issues with recording staff will try to ensure this unit is allocated to a more suitable room and should any issues be identified during term, staff will with with ITD to find a solution.
Action Taken
The lectures were booked in a traditional lecture room. As a result, there were no reported issues regarding lecture video quality from students. The unit coordinator also viewed the lectures and found the image and sound quality to be good.
Source: Student feedback, self-reflection, and academic staff
Feedback
Visit Mackay earlier in the term.
Recommendation
Staff will consider moving the timing of the visit to Mackay to earlier in the term while ensuring the timing of laboratory activities aligns with unit content to allow for a meaningful laboratory experience.
Action Taken
Due to the available times to hold on-campus laboratory sessions in Mackay the visit to Mackay was actually held at a later week in term this year. However, this did not appear to present an issue as no Mackay student commented about having the visit to Mackay occur earlier in the term.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The references provided for the first assessment task were not cohesive.
Recommendation
In the future students will be required to source their own references to complete the assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The lecturer made the content easily understandable and told relevant stories to help students understand unit concepts.
Recommendation
The lecturer will continue to attempt to make the lectures enjoyable by incorporating relevant stories/scenarios to present unit content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
A few students had difficulties submitting their presentation as their file was too large.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will explore other file submission format options for the oral presentation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply behavioural theories that relate to exercise and sport psychology.
  2. Descibe and implement effective goal setting to increase exercise adherence.
  3. Demonstrate counselling and communication skills expected of an exercise and sport science professional.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio