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Sport & Exercise Psychology


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Students who complete the Sport & Exercise Psychology Minor will be able to;

  • Describe complex relationships between behavior, personal characteristics and social, cultural, economic and physical environments in the content of exercise and sport
  • Explain the effects of exercise and sport participation on mood, cognition and self-concept
  • Explain the importance of physical activity in health promotion and recognize individual differences in motivation for exercise and sport
  • Apply evidence-based theories of motivation to increase physical activity in a variety of settings
  • Describe the effect of arousal/stress/anxiety on sport performance and suggest strategies for reducing performance anxiety
  • Assess different aspects of motivation, attentional focus, anxiety, biofeedback and personality as they relate to exercise and sport