LPSV006 Applied Sport Psychology (3 cr)
The course introduces students to basic aspects of mental skills aimed at performance enhancement and well-being of athletes. It includes practical sessions on the development and assessment of a program incorporating fundamental psychological skills and techniques.
Mode of Study
Workshops (12 h), group and/or individual training, and assignments
Active participation, group and/or individual assignments
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- understand the theoretical background of mental skills involved in sports
- understand basic principles for an effective assessment of athletes’ mental skills
- know different techniques used to improve mental skills
Spring and/or Fall, depending on availability of PsyAct students to teach it
Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. (2010). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (573 pages).
Williams, J. (2010). Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance. New York: McGraw Hill (595 pages).