Unit description

Provide students with an understanding of the concepts and application of Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology. Utilising a variety of learning opportunities and experiences ranging from formal teaching to more activity-based and experiential learning, students will apply knowledge of the psychological intervention techniques used to enhance performance, learning and adherence in sport and exercise. Application of the techniques to both individual and group situations are considered as well as interventions for special populations, with emphasis on real-life projects and applications.

Unit content

Models for client contact, interaction and assessment Integrating and implementing psychological intervention Professional referral procedures Increasing Awareness Goal Setting Understanding and using Imagery Cognitive Techniques Relaxation and Energy Techniques Psychological factors within injury and rehabilitation Career transition in sport and exercise Psychological considerations for individuals with a disability Evidence based practice in applied settings

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Williams, JM, 2010, Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, 6th edn, Mayfield, Mountain View, California.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Class Test - Invigilated10%
Case study40%
Discussion Groups20%
Exam: open book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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