Theoretical Perspectives in Sports and Exercise Psychology


This course examines various theories, models and principles applied in sports and exercise psychology. The course involves the following: various psychological factors and how they influence sports performance, participation in physical activity, and overall health and well-being. Other areas to cover are methods used by athletes and exercisers of various skill levels to achieve peak performance, scientific and theoretical background of sports and exercise participation, application of psychological skills to sports and exercise environments to enhance peak performance and quality of life, and ethical principles of applying these psychological skills.