Sport & Exercise Psychology Minor
Sport & Exercise Psychology (SEP) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the performance of sport and exercise behaviors from the cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological, and social perspectives. There is an emphasis on applying cognitive-behavioral theories to improve performance and examining the psychological health benefits from physical activity. Division 47, the Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance, was recognized by the American Psychological Association in 1986.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|or ISPSYC-312||Lifespan Psychology|
|HPEX-250||Introduction to Exercise Science||4|
|or HPPE-265||Teaching Fitness Child & Youth|
|IIHP-310||Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport||4|
Upon completion of the Sport and Exercise Science Psychology minor, students will be able to:
- Describe complex relationships between behavior, personal characteristics and social, cultural, economic and physical environments in the content of exercise and sport.
- Explain the effects of exercise and sport participation on mood, cognition and self-concept.
- Explain the importance of physical activity in health promotion and recognize individual differences in motivation for exercise and sport.
- Apply evidence-based theories of motivation to increase physical activity in a variety of settings.
- Describe the effect of arousal/stress/anxiety on sport performance and suggest strategies for reducing performance anxiety.
- Assess different aspects of motivation, attentional focus, anxiety, biofeedback and personality as they relate to exercise and sport.