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Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Sport and exercise will be examined from both a sociological and a psychological perspective. The course identifies ways in which societal values affect the character of sport and the values of exercise. Psycho-social concepts will be used to explore social identities, mass media, youth sport, high school and collegiate athletics, politics, and the Olympic Games. Emphasis will be placed on the following sport and exercise psychology concepts: motivation, adherence, goal orientation, behavioral change, and performance imagery. Students will explore these concepts using various exercise equipment. 

Credits: 3
Semesters: Fall

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