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EXMS 242

Sport & Exercise Psychology

(3 credits)
email: phone: 802-656-5242

Instructor Information: Dr. Jeremy Sibold, ATC

Course Description: EXMS 242 (3cr) is designed to explore the psychological effects and implications of participation
in sport and exercise. Emphasis and overviews of personality and behavioral dynamics of sport, the psychological changes associated with exercise, assessment in sport psychology, performance enhancement, motivation, anxiety, group processes, and psychological factors regarding sport and exercise adoption, maintenance, and enjoyment of sport and exercise will be explored. Pre requisite: PSYC 001 Course Policies: This course is delivered online. For many students, this may be the first, or among the first experiences with an entirely online learning environment. There are several critical policies for this type of learning environment: 1) 2) 3) 4) The student must operate independently and be disciplined with regard to course progress. The student must plan to check in online at least once daily to stay up to date with announcements, updates, etc. Readings and other support activities (i.e., video clips, etc) are critical to course progress and student success. Grading includes both graded assignments, as well as participation credit (discussion boards, etc). Participation in online interactions must be conducted in a respectful, professional, and ethical manner. No disrespectful comments or interactions will be tolerated, and may result in the lowering of grades, or failure of the course. Academic integrity is paramount. In online learning, we all make sacrifices with regards to control of the learning environment. In online coursework, there is a very high level of student independence. The student must respect and adhere to all academic integrity policies of the institution, and any decisions regarding issues related to academic integrity will adhere to institutional policy (available at: Students with disabilities: Please alert me to any special needs that you may have and I will assist and accommodate your needs in any way I can, in accordance with institutional policy (See: ) . Selling, sharing, recording, copying, or any other use of course materials is strictly prohibited per the student handbook. All materials are copyright to the course instructor, or authors of the material. Posting of course material to social media sites, or other online communities is prohibited, except as approved or required by the professor. If you miss a test, case study, deadline or any other activity, and the absence is unexcused, you MAY NOT make up work. If you notify me PRIOR to the deadline in question you may complete the work EARLY, NOT LATER. I will respond to email within 24 hours. I will check voicemail daily and respond in the most efficient way I can.


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Required Resources: Textbook: Weinberg & Gould, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4th ed. 2007
***Additional reading list as assigned by instructor*** ISBN# 0736064672

Technology: All students are required to have regular (daily) computer access, and must have access to high speed internet connectivity throughout the course. Objectives & Outcomes: At the end of this course, the student should be able to: Explore information regarding psychological theories and application to sport and exercise. Explore psychological factors related to exercise, adoption, maintenance, and motivation in sport. Explore research and theory on goal setting, PST, and other applied topics in sport psychology. Explore current research in the field and apply it to their individual areas of the allied health arena


The final grade is determined by the total number of points accumulated on the various course assignments. Out of fairness, grades will not be rounded, though I will be fair and reasonable. The grading scale is as follows:
(93 100%) (90-92%) (87 89%) (83-86 %) (80-82 %) (77 79%) A AB+ B BC+ (73-76%) (70-72%) (67-69%) (63-66%) (60-62%) (<60%) C CD+ D DF

Grade Breakdown
Discussion Board Interactions Case Study Response Worksheets Project Quizzes TOTAL 2 1 2 1 3 @ @ @ @ @ 5 pts each 20 pts 10 pts each 50 pts 50 pts each = = = = = = 10 pts 20 pts 20 pts 50 pts 150 pts 250 pts

Course Schedule The course will be delivered online, and consist of several learning modules. Dates, deadlines, assignments, and other important information for each will be available online on the course website. Dates and times are subject to change by the instructor.