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Human Performance and Movement Science

IIHP310 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport

The purpose of this course is to present an interdisciplinary approach to sport that will challenge students to critically reflect and discuss sport from psychological and sociological perspectives. The central focus of the course is to understand how these perspectives and experiences interconnect our personal and societal viewpoints of sport today. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL.

IIHP311 Outdoor Recreational Leadership

This interdisciplinary course will explore outdoor recreational leadership qualities, styles, and group dynamics from multiple perspectives (physical education/communication). Additional focus is placed on experiential learning and examinations of selected program activities. Students develop, lead, and evaluate activities based on varying participant requirements, and earn a Leave No Trace certification. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Spring, Summer.

IIHP352 Exercise Psychology

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding why only some people participate in physical activity. Students reflect on past and current experiences, examine psychological theories of motivation, and investigate the exercise high. Neurogenesis as the mechanism for cognitive and emotional benefits is explored. Students develop strategies for increasing exercise motivation in others. Prerequisite: 24 credits of ISP including ITW 101 and QL.