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SP2207 - Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will cover and explore topics relevant to performance in sport and exercise. These topics may include: motivation, arousal, stress and anxiety with sport and exercise performance; sport and exercise behavioural skills training; communication and positive psychology and behavioural determinants of physical activity.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and implement appropriate behavioural theories, measures and strategies to enhance engagement in sport and exercise settings;
  • identify the relationships between exercise, physical activity and sport, and mental health;
  • identify the role of psychosocial behaviour within human behaviour.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops.

Prerequisites: (PY1101 OR ED1481), SP1011, (SP1003 OR ED1421 OR PY1106)


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Teneale McGuckin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett, Dr Teneale McGuckin, Assoc. Professor Joann Lukins.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 22 hours workshops
  • 24 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.