SPCO223-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)

Applied Sport Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course will examine the theory, philosophy and practice of psychological skills training in sport. Students will critically reflect on the application of sport psychology theories to psychological skills training programmes, examine the social psychology influences of sport and exercise participation and apply this knowledge to sport coaches and the sporting environment.

The focus in this course will be on the practical application of psychological skills training to the sporting and coaching environment. The lectures of this course will feature practical and interactive exercises. Guest lecturers will present on their areas of expertise in various areas of sport psychology.

Course content includes:
- Mental toughness
- The Psychological Skills Training programme
- Stereotype threat
- Coach expectations
- Injury and burnout
- Youth sport

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate practical application and knowledge of sport psychology skills.
2. Analyse & evaluate the application of psychological skills training.
3. Develop an understanding of how psychological variables influence sport participation and performance.
4. Evaluate sport participation influences on the psychological development of individuals.


Any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Take-home quiz 09 Mar 2020 20% A series of short questions addressing themes from the first few weeks of the courses. Learning outcomes 1-4.
PST Assignment 1 03 Apr 2020 5% A brief plan for the PST assignment. Learning outcomes 1-4.
PST Assignment 2 19 May 2020 40% A report on a programme of Psychological Skills training. Learning outcomes 1-4.
Online test 26 May 2020 35% Online, open-book test addressing the major themes of the course. Learning outcomes 1-4.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO223 Occurrences

  • SPCO223-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • SPCO223-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)