SPCO103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Sport Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course will provide an introduction to basic sport psychology theories and techniques used for maximising performance and satisfaction in sport and physical activity. It will allow students to apply appropriate sport psychology techniques and examine the implications of these for sport coaches and the sporting environment.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and discuss the role of the sport psychologist/mental skills trainer.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of theory behind psychological skills training.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between psychological processes and sporting performance.
4. Demonstrate the selection and application of appropriate sport psychology techniques.
5. Recognise limitations in terms of the application of sport psychology techniques.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Quizzes 30% A series of ten small, online quizzes. Learning outcomes 1-5.
Take-home test 27 Aug 2021 30% An online open-book test covering material from the first half of the course. Learning outcomes 1-3.
Psychological Demands Assignment 22 Oct 2021 40% For a sport of your choice, identify and explain the psychological skills required for good performance and how those skills can be developed. Learning Outcomes 1-5.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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

  • SPCO103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • SPCO103-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)