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 exercise, 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

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 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

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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: 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
Not applicable. The unit and assessments were changed in 2019 so the assessment task in question did not exist in 2019.
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
All unit content and assessments in 2019 were different to previous years. However, when creating the new unit content the unit coordinator designed lectures involving stories/practical examples designed to help students understand unit concepts.
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
Due to a change in unit content students no longer submit an oral presentation but students did have to submit a recording of their counselling session. The unit coordinator supplied students with instructions to reduce their file size and also suggested filming their session with the lowest camera settings. Since a few students have experienced difficulties in submitting video files alternative approaches will continue to be investigated.
Source: Student feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
Students have commented completing five assessments tasks in one unit across the term is challenging.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator will investigate ways to shorten some portions of portfolio assessment item two, thereby reducing the overall work required to complete all assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment items were presented very well and it was clear which lecture material each assessment and assessment questions were related to.
Recommendation
It is recommended that if the unit coordinator were to change any assessment items the new assessment item will be clearly linked to unit material.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
All information was clearly explained and delivered in a way to make it easy to understand.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator maintain the current lecture format.
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. Describe 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