SPCO103-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Sport Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course introduces students to the relationship between sport and psychology. Basic sport pscyhology theories, methods, and findings are examined in terms of their implications for athletes, coaches, and the sporting environment, and fundamental principles for developing performance, participation, and enjoyment in sport are evaluated.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the role of a sport psychologist.
2. Explain how psychological factors influence participation and performance in sport and exercise settings.
3. Identify and evaluate core sport psychology skills and methods.
4. Describe how environmental factors can influence behaviour in sport and exercise settings.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 102
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Test 23 Aug 2023 35% An online, open book test covering material from the first-half of the course. Learning outcomes 1-4.
Weekly Quizzes 25% A series of ten, short, online quizzes. Learning outcomes 1-4.
Psychological Demands Assignment 13 Oct 2023 40% For a sport of your choice, identify and explain the psychological demands of performance. Learning outcomes 1-3.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO103 Occurrences

  • SPCO103-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • SPCO103-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)