EXSC 437

Psycho-Social Issues in Exercise and Sport

Participation, performance, and satisfaction in sport and exercise are mediated by social structures, as well as individual psychological traits and states. This seminar examines how psychological and social variables affect learning and performance in all types of physical activity, including leisure recreation, fitness, physical education classes, and competitive sport. Emphasis is placed on integrating sound theory with useful practical applications. Students examine how to implement psychological skills training for peak sport performance, how to create positive social climates, and how emerging sport and exercise trends shape the future.

Prerequisites: MATH 160, AP Statistics, or equivalent.