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ESSC12003 - Exercise and Sport Psychology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to provide students with key psychological knowledge relating to aspects of sports performance and participation across a variety of sport and exercise environments. The emphasis of this unit is on psychological processes and strategies that enhance individual, group, and team performance.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

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 3 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
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. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Presentation 40%
4. Practical Assessment 0%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.98% 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
Keep the lecture layout and presentation the same. The assessments are spread nicely throughout the unit and the lectures are presented in an engaging manner.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator keep the format of the lectures intact.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator maintained the desired lecture format.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The assessment questions are clearly linked to lecture content, keeping this format aids student learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator keep a clear link between lecture content and assessment requirements.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator maintained a clear link between lecture content and assessment requirements.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The practical portions of the assessment were great as they allow for hands on experience which makes theory more relevant.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator aim to keep practical assessments as part of the unit.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator kept practical assessments as part of the unit.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The incorporation of stories to demonstrate concepts make learning easy and fun.
Recommendation
It is recommendation that the unit coordinator continue to incorporate stories into lecture content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
There were too many points awarded towards group exercise planning in Written Assessment 2.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator reduce the marking emphasis of group exercise planning on Written Assessment 2.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The assessments are well thought-out and linked together really well but it would be great if the number of assessment could be reduced.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator consider reducing the number of assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss key psychological aspects relating to sport performance and exercise participation.
  2. Discuss the importance of leadership in sport and exercise environments.
  3. Compare and contrast sport and exercise psychology theories.
  4. Apply theoretical and psychological intervention to enhance sport performance or increase exercise adherance in various populuations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Practical Assessment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)