Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs - Graduate
This course offers a theoretical and empirical analysis of psychological constructs that underlie athlete performance and experience in competitive sport. The course examines the theoretical underpinnings of psychological (e.g., confidence, motivation), emotional (e.g., anxiety, anger), cultural (e.g., norms, roles), and personality characteristics (e.g., perfectionism, grit) that shape and inform the competitive sport experience for athletes. Students are exposed to key psychological constructs relevant to competitive sport settings and effective coaching in order to account for participation and performance in sport as a deeply holistic process. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 544, KIN 544, PEDS 544 or KSR 744.