ERIC Number: EJ1055268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Relevance of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Undergraduate Course Curriculum
Stanley, Christopher T.; Robbins, Jamie E.
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n2 p163-168 Apr 2015
Given the growth of Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) in recent decades, and the interdisciplinary nature of research and practice in the field, it may be particularly relevant in undergraduate courses and textbooks. However, no studies to date have examined the relative presence of the field. Accordingly, a primary aim of the study described in this article was to examine the salience of SEP in academia. Results revealed that instructors generally do not include the field in their courses. Several factors were cited for the lack of inclusion. A secondary aim of this article is to advocate for the relevant inclusion of SEP in such courses. Thus, findings are discussed in relation to their importance for students and professionals, and recommendations are made in order for the field to be included more broadly in courses.
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Undergraduate Study, Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Teacher Surveys, Likert Scales
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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