PSY445 Applied Sport Psychology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Sarah Castillo

Course Description

This course examines the application of psychological theories and research to sports and exercise behaviors. Case studies from a variety of sports will be explored to develop a set of psychological skills that can be applied across sports.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and describe the major psychological theories used in sport psychology to explain athletic performance.
  • Apply the concepts of goal setting, anxiety, anger, concentration, and imagery.
  • Discuss how psychological factors influence performance in sports, and techniques to increase performance and reduce anxiety.
  • Discuss how psychological tendencies and physiology work together to improve or reduce athletic efficiency.
  • Apply knowledge obtained through current research to common situations experienced by a coach, athletic trainer, or sports psychologist.