HSHUP201-23B (TGA)

Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

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: annis.huang@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper addresses key psychological aspects of health, sport and human performance. Select psychological concepts are covered to develop knowledge, understanding and skills important to a broad range of career and leadership pathways within and beyond sport, health and exercise.

The paper addresses topics such as confidence and motivation, goal setting, resilience, leadership and group dynamics with a focus on comparing and contrasting how these psycho-social phenomena have been theorised, studied and applied in the contexts of sport, health and human performance.

The paper will examine theories and models that have broad relevance across the three majors in the BSHHP. In doing so, the paper ensures an interdisciplinary aspect to the degree, while focusing on psycho-social theories and models of relevance to working as a professional in sport, active recreation, exercise and health.

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How this paper will be taught

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Lectures run weekly and cover the the course learning outcomes.

Workshops run weekly immediately after the lecture and discuss the lecture material. Workshops are designed to be interactive, so students can gain further insight into content from the week’s lecture.

A quiz covers the content of the lecture. Quizzes count in equal parts towards Assessment 2.

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Required Readings

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All readings will be provided online via Moodle and the library webpage.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply and critically reflect on the use of different psychological strategies to improve performance
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  • Apply goal setting in contexts relevant to health, sport and human performance
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  • Apply psychological theories and constructs in understanding and solving problems related to confidence, motivation, resilience and group dynamics in sport, health and human performance
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  • Articulate limitations of goal setting as a psychological practice in the context of sport, health and human performance
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  • Explain what a psychological theory is, and understand how different theories may be helpful to understand or explain a topic in different ways
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  • Summarize the main components of a selected psychological theory related to confidence, motivation, resilience or group dynamics and explain them in relation to practical situations in sport, health and human performance
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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There will be x3 assessment components. See below...
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. ASSESSMENT 1: Goal Setting Video Postcast (30%)
13 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. ASSESSMENT 2: Moodle quizzes (35%)
9 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. ASSESSMENT 3: Essay – What is a psychological theory (35%)
23 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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