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Psychology of Sport and Adventure (6 points)


Leader: Dr Dianne Wuillemin

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit examines the involvement of individuals in physically demanding activities; including organised individual and team sports, personal training, and individual adventurous pursuits. The unit is pitched at both the practitioner and the individual so that they might better understand the psychology of the athlete. A practitioner should find the content useful for coaching, teaching physical or outdoor education, or facilitating adventurous activity such as Outward Bound-type courses. The individual should find the content useful for augmenting their training regimes, pursuing higher levels of performance or tackling greater challenges.

Assessment: Activity case study (1500 words): 30% + Class presentation (on-campus) or poster presentation (off-campus) (equivalent of 1000 words): 20% + Exam (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour laboratory class per week)

Prerequisites: 48 points of study in any discipline

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