Sports Psychology

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This online Sports Psychology unit through Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology focuses on the key psychological issues facing athletes today.

You will learn how to critically evaluate the most up-to-date sport psychology research from a variety of sources.

You will also develop the skills to analyse and appraise ethical issues in sport psychology.

The unit also equips students with the ability to write in a clear scientific manner for a variety of audiences such as peers, professionals, researchers and clients.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Psychology 100
  • Psychology 101
  • Foundations of Statistics

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed PSS260 — Sports Psychology as it is considered academically equivalent.

Areas of study

In this Sports Psychology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Personality and sport
  • Attitudes to sport
  • Aggression
  • Social factors affecting performance
  • Arousal and anxiety
  • Motivation and skill acquisition

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology.

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Qualifications in sports psychology open career pathways in fields including university sport instructor and exercise psychologist, sport psychologist.

This unit will develop your knowledge of sports psychology, and you will have to skills to analyse and appraise ethical issues and problems commonly found in the professional athletes. This unit will give you the education to apply your knowledge to real world scenarios.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sports Psychology from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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