SPCO103-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)

Sport Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


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

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
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.

Course Coordinator

Brad Miles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Quizzes 30% A series of ten, short, online quizzes. Learning outcomes 1-4.
Online Test 07 Apr 2022 30% An online, open book test covering material from the first-half of the course. Learning outcomes 1-4.
Psychological Demands Assignment 02 Jun 2022 40% For a sport of your choice, identify and explain the psychological demands of performance. Learning outcomes 1-3.

Textbooks / Resources

There is no required text book for this course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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

  • SPCO103-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • SPCO103-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)