2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

EXSC 3410 - PsychoSocial Aspects of Sport and Exercise


Goals: This is an introductory course on psychological and sociological impacts of sport and exercise on individuals and communities. Students will gain knowledge of influences to personal health behaviors, psychological impacts of exercise and sport participation, social constructs of sport and exercise, as well as an understanding of athletic performance.

Content: Students will cover key terms and principles of both psychology and sociology, in relationship to sport and exercise behaviors. Topics included in this class will be: personality, motivation, stress and coping, aggression, moral development, team building and cohesion, competition, and leadership. This course will emphasize the role of sport psychology in influencing participants’ cognition, emotion, and behavior in physical activity and sport settings, as well as the impacts of sport and exercise on society and vice versa. 

Taught: Alternate years, spring term

Credits: 4