UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH3376 Coaching Psychology

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Exercise and Health major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content Students are introduced to the field of coaching and positive psychology and their history, scope and practice in Australia, and are acquainted with training, practice and research skills that are related to sport, exercise and health settings. Students are also familiarised with the psychological principles and mental skills that can enhance performance at all age and ability levels in a variety of performance environments. Students have the opportunities to present and coach mental skills to peers and receive constructive and critical feedback.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) acquire knowledge related to coaching psychology and positive psychology theory, history, scope and practice in Australia; (2) develop training, practice and research skills related to coaching psychology; (3) understand the psychological principles and mental skills that enhance performance; (4) acquire skills and abilities in methodologies to conduct independent research in coaching psychology; (5) demonstrate the skill in using frameworks for 1:1 coaching; and (6) design and implement mental skills training programs.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a group workshop; (2) coaching practicum and assignment; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Sandy Gordon
Unit rules
Prerequisites: SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit or approval of the unit coordinator.
Advisable prior study: a Level 1 unit in psychology, sociology or anthropology
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH3376/SEM-2/2017
Texts

Cox, E. et al. The Complete Handbook of Coaching, 2nd edn: Sage 2014

Williams, J. M., ed. Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance, 6th edn: Mayfield 2010


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