ESSC12007 - Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on content from previous semesters and further develops the student's appreciation of the growing body of knowledge in applied sport and exercise psychology. Students will be able to describe the role of sport and exercise psychology in success and enjoyment in sport and exercise. Students will gain knowledge and skills in searching, analysing, and reviewing and evaluating research literature, and presenting work in written form using established guidelines for writing in the area of psychology. Students will be able to describe the concepts associated with psychological determinants of exercise behaviour. Lecture information will be supplemented with laboratory and project-based research.

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 ESSC12003 Exercise and Sport Psychology

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
4. Presentation 10%

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 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.55% 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: Self-reflection, staff feedback, and student feedback
Feedback
Having more time between the due dates of the research proposal and research presentation.
Recommendation
A review of assessment due dates will be undertaken.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator reviewed the assessment due dates with other CG85 staff but decided it was best to keep the current assessment due dates. The decision to keep the same assessment due dates was influenced by the assessment due dates of other year 2, term 2 units. Not making a change to assessment due dates appeared to be the correct decision as no students raised any issues with assessment due dates in 2019.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
More clarification on the research proposal.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will add a lecture to the unit content describing how to the complete the research proposal.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator created an additional lecture which provides in-depth information about applying and interpreting statistics along with specific instructions and examples of how to complete the research proposal assessment.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The critical analysis of research articles on a weekly basis gave me the skills and confidence to understand research.
Recommendation
It is recommended the unit coordinator continue to critically evaluate research articles during lectures.
Action Taken
Most weeks students still read and interpret a peer reviewed research article.
Source: Student feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
More detail can be included on the instructions for written research proposal.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will explore ways to include more detailed information on the instructions for the written research proposal.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The use of real world examples help put our learning into perspective and allow us to better see the impacts our learning can have.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to incorporate real world examples in the lecture content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessments were returned in a good amount of time and the comments helped me to learn.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will attempt to ensure assessments are returned in a timely manner with meaningful comments to support student learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of behavioural strategies in various exercise and sport contexts.
  2. Search, analyse and critically evaluate scientific literature relating to sport and exercise psychology.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate an introductory research project relating to exercise and sport psychology.
  4. Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills for effective communication to a range of audiences using established guidelines.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment