PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION OF ATHLETES

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΕΤΟΙΜΑΣΙΑ ΑΘΛΗΤΩΝ / PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION OF ATHLETES
Code076
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorCharalampos Tsormpatzoudis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID400000263

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600062040
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To give the student the necessary knowledge and skills in order to be successful as a coach, trainer and staff member.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to psychological interventions in competitive sport. Goal setting and motivational strategies. Motivational climate. Positive thinking and self-talk. Stress control and athletic performance. Relaxation and activation techniques in competitive sport. Hypnosis - placebo effect. Biofeedback. Development of self-efficacy in high level sport. The role of communication and leadership in sport. Mental imagery and model training. Techniques for controlling attention and concentration. Development of self-confidence. Decision making in team sports. Strategies to resolve conflicts and to improve communication. Concepts, theories and programms for psychological preparation. Revision
Keywords
psychological preparation, counseling, motivation, anxiety, concentration, leadership, communication
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Ppt presentations of papers Exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Jowett, S., & Lavallee, D. (2012). Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία των Σπορ. Αθήνα: ΙΩΝ. Μπάουμαν, Σ., & Τσορμπατζούδης, Χ. (2012). Ψυχολογία στον Αθλητισμό. Θεσσαλονίκη: Copy City. Cox, R. (2004). Αθλητική Ψυχολογία: Έννοιες και εφαρμογές. Αθήνα: Παριζιάνος.
Last Update
06-07-2016