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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
BSY210 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 4 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOYAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. ÇİĞDEM ÖNER

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of the course is to help students gain the ability and knowledge to explain the effects of the science of psychology on the development of sportive performance, to apply the mental training methods at the basic level and to use basic knowledge in psychology to increase the performances of the athletes.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; Field of sports psychology; personality, motivation, stress and anxiety; competition and challenge psychology, group and team dynamics, leadership and communication in sports, psychological skills training, attention, perception, focus, processes that negatively affect sport performance: exhausting, overwork, unhealthy behaviors, addiction, violence and aggression.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Define basic concepts related with sport psychology.
Explain the impact of science of psychology on the development of sportive performance.
Apply mental training methods at a basic level.
Use the basic knowledge in the field of psychology to improve athletes' performance.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Basic Concepts of Sport Psychology, Fields and Topics, Historical Development Narration, question-response method
2 Reading book chapters related with subject Personality and Sport Narration, question-response discussion method
3 Literature review and video viewing Sport and Motivation Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
4 Reading articles related with subject Stimulation, Stress and Anxiety Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Group Study
5 Reading book chapters related with subject Competition and Challenge psychology Narration, question-response discussion method
6 Literature review and video viewing Group and Team Dynamics Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Group Study
7 Literature review and video viewing Group Displeasure Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Group Study
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading book chapters related with subject Leadership and Communication in Sport Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Group Study
10 Reading book chapter related with the subject and literature review Psychological Skill Trainings Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Applied Group Study
11 Reading book chapter related with the subject and literature review Target Identification, Perception, Attention and Focus Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion, Demonstration Method and Applied Group Study
12 Literature review Sports Injuries and Psychology Narration, Question-Response, Discussion, Case Study Analysis
13 Reading articles related with the subject and video viewing Addiction and Unhealthy Behaviors Narration, question-response, discussion and demonstration method
14 Reading book chapters related with subject Exhaustion and Overwork Narration, question-response discussion method
15 Reading book chapter related with the subject and video viewing Aggressiveness in Sport Narration, Question-Response, Discussion, Case Study Analysis
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Weinberg, R.S. ve Gould, D. (2015). Spor ve Egzersiz Psikolojisinin Temelleri. Ed. Mustafa Şahin, Ziya Koruç. Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Doğan, O. (2015). Spor Psikolojisi. Nobel Kitabevi, Ankara.
Yeltepe Ercan, H. (2013). Spor ve Egzersiz Psikolojisi. Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Konter, E. (2006). Sporda Karşılaşma Psikolojisi. Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara.
Aktepe, K. (2013). Sporda Zihinsel Antrenman. Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the concepts related to Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to discuss training organization and its functioning with the knowledge gained in the subjects such as performance measurement, training plan preparation, talent selection and technical-tactical training.
2
2
Student will be able to describe and relate the concepts of physical education and sports science with the theories of training science.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the needs for sports activities of groups with different characteristics, such as age, gender, and persons with special needs.
1
2
Student will be able to analyze data and results for current applications in the field of Training science by using scientific research methods and techniques.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to execute the measurement activities in order to determine the motor development, sports performance and fitness characteristics, to use the equipment, technology and software needed for these activities and to analyze the results of the evaluation.
2
2
Student will be able to solve the problems related to sport sciences and coaching profession applications with a critical and inquisitive point of view, based on knowledge of the literature he/she has.
2
3
Student will be able to choose the appropriate training method according to the characteristics of the group and the environment and to formulate the training program by taking these differences into consideration.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to administer projects, activities, social and sports activities in collaborative group studies and to solve possible problems that might be encountered within the process.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to recognize the importance of professional development by following scientific, technological and current developments related with coaching.
4
2
Student will be able to behave in accordance with the need to be open to change and life-long learning.
5
3
Student will be able to develop the teaching skills required by the profession according to different teaching methods.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to express his/her knowledge and thoughts about the field in a fluent and understandable manner both written and verbally.
3
2
Student will be able to use his/her knowledge and competence in coaching practices more effectively with his/her social life and communication skills in sports activities, organizations and studies carried out at national and international levels.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to describe accepted ethical values and legal regulations in the field of sport sciences and in social life, and to apply the relevant articles in the legislation in case of need.
0
2
By utilizing the existing historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, student will be able to recognize problems related to skills selection, performance development, physical activity for sports and special groups for all, and to solve these problems based on ethical values.
1
3
By using personality traits with the social skills required by the coaching profession; student will be able to arrange specific project, organization and works with sustainable societal and social content specific with the field.
1
4
Student will be able to administer technical and tactical skills in the relevant performance sports and selected sports branches that he / she determines as his / her area of expertise, and to formulate specific training programs for the branch.
2

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 4 52
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 9 4 36
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 6 3 18
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 44 0 150
Total Workload of the Course Unit 150
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0