EPE 348: Psychological Skills for Optimal Performance
Instructor: Rafer Lutz, M.S
12:15 – 1:30 TTH 06650 ED 238 Final Exam: Tuesday, May 9th: 12:20 – 2:10pm
Instructor: Shawn Arent, M.S.
1:40 – 2:55 TTH 02459 ED 250 Final Exam: Thursday, May 4th: 12:20 – 2:10pm
Office: PE East 168
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Application of psychological techniques and their use to improve effectiveness and performance in sport and related areas (e.g., exercise and wellness, music, and academics).
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of applied sport psychology techniques
2. Demonstrate more effective daily living skills
3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic theory and concepts that are the foundation of applied sport psychology
Texts and Readings
1. Martens: Coaches Guide to Sport Psychology
2. Miner, Shelley, & Henschen: Moving Toward Your Potential: The Athlete’s Guide to Peak Performance
3. Handouts and Articles
Each exam will be worth 40 points. Exams will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Exams will only cover material presented since the prior exam.
You the student are responsible for getting all missed material, announcements, and assignments.
Case Studies – Case studies will often be completed in class as group projects. Case studies may be started in class then taken home to be completed individually. The take-home case studies will be due in class one week later.
Homework – Several assignments are to be completed outside of class. Homework assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late Homework WILL NOT be accepted.
In-class assignments – Assignments will often be given during class time and turned-in at the end of class. In-class assignments cannot be made up. However, extra credit is available to make up for some missed assignments.
Psychological Skills Project
Complete directions will be passed out during the semester. The assignment is due IN CLASS on April 25th.
Extra credit will consist of participation in an approved research project or other instructor approved project. Details will be provided later in the semester.
% of Grade Points
20 40 Midterm #1
20 40 Midterm #2
20 40 Final
20 40 Psychological Skills Program
15 30 Case Studies, Homework, and In-Class Assignments
5 10 Class Participation
5 possible Extra Credit
< 120 E
18-Jan T Introduction / Overview
20-Jan TH Time Management
25-Jan T Goal Setting Ch. 10 Ch. 2
27-Jan TH Building Self-Efficacy Through Effective Goal Setting
1-Feb T Motivation & Attributions Ch. 2
3-Feb TH Case Study
8-Feb T The Peak Performance State Ch. 1
10-Feb TH Improving Self-Talk Ch. 7
15-Feb T Case Study
17-Feb TH Midterm #1
22-Feb T Stress / Anxiety / Arousal Ch. 3
24-Feb TH Stress / Anxiety / Arousal
29-Feb T Relaxation Training pp. 119-126 Ch. 4
2-Mar TH Imagery Application Ch. 6 Ch. 6
7-Mar T Attention / Concentration Ch. 5
9-Mar TH Case Study ASSIGN PROJECT
14-Mar T SPRING BREAK
16-Mar TH SPRING BREAK
21-Mar T Hypnosis
23-Mar TH Preparing for Competition / Preperformance Routines Ch. 8
28-Mar T Dealing With Problem Athletes: Eating Disorders & Drug Use
30-Mar TH Evaluating Your Progress / Keeping a Sport Journal Ch. 9
4-Apr T Midterm #2
6-Apr TH Dealing With Injuries & Injured Athletes
11-Apr T Project Workshop
13-Apr TH Character Development & Sportspersonship
18-Apr T Group Dynamics: Building Team Cohesion Ch. 3
20-Apr TH Group Dynamics: Audience Effects & Social Loafing
25-Apr T Case Study PROJECT DUE
27-Apr TH Using Sport Psychology for Evil: Psyching Out Your Opponents
2-May T Putting It All Together
Shawn's Class Final Exam: Thursday, May 4th: 12:20-2:10pm ED 250
Rafer's Class Final Exam: Tuesday, May 9th: 12:20-2:10pm ED 238