HSHUP201-21A (TGA)

Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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Paper Description

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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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Paper Structure

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Day & TimeVenueAdditional information
Workshop / Tutorial (1h)After Monday lecture.Windermere J104Workshops are scheduled for immediately after the lecture. Workshops will link directly to the Lab report.
Flipped lecture (1h)Before Monday lecture...MoodleFlipped lectures and readings will be posted on Moodle for students to access prior to the class.
Lecture (2h)Mondays Windermere J104Lectures interactive and will require students to actively participate. Weekly quizzes will relate to the information covered in both lectures and tutorials.

A quiz forms part of the flipped lecture, it covers the content of the lecture, workshops and flipped lecture of the week. Quizzes count in equal parts towards Assessment 2.

Workshops will occur most weeks. Most workshops are designed to be interactive, so students can work with others or individually, to gain further insight into content from the week’s lecture.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 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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  • Apply goal setting in contexts relevant to health, sport 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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  • Apply and critically reflect on the use of different psychological strategies to improve 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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Assessment

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There will be x3 assessment components. See below...
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Assessment Components

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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: Laboratory Report
23 May 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. ASSESSMENT 2: Moodle quizzes
1 Mar 2021
12:00 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. ASSESSMENT 3: Essay – what is a psychological theory
4 Jun 2021
10:30 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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Required and Recommended Readings

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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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Online Support

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Resources, or links to resources, are provided on the Moodle webpage in corresponding folders. Some reading materials are to be accessed on the University library webpage, links will be provided on Moodle.

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Workload

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Contact hours per week: 1x2hr lecture, 1x1 hr workshop / tutorial, 1x1hr supported online week = 4 hours / week = 48 hours in total

Lecture prep, readings and assessments = 102 hours

Total: 150 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Sport, Health and Human Performance is an interdisciplinary field of study. This paper links to aspects of pedagogy and 'athlete-centered coaching', to aspects of motor learning and skill performance, and to theories of behaviour change.

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Restricted papers: SPLS202, SPLS302

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