SPCO223-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Applied Sport Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or
any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
20 May - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 005
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab
13 May - 19 May
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab
13 May - 19 May

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Concepts test 11 Mar 2024 15% A take-home test focusing on core concepts in Psychological Skills Training. Learning Outcomes 1-2.
PST - part 1 27 Mar 2024 10% A brief plan for the PST assignment. Learning outcomes 1-2.
Test 23 May 2024 25% An online test covering material from the second-half of the course. Learning outcomes 1-4.
PST - part 2 04 Jun 2024 50% A report detailing a programme of Psychological Skills training. 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.

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

  • SPCO223-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • SPCO223-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)