Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorCharalampos Tsormpatzoudis
Course ID400000636

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science (2014-2015)

Registered students: 788
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreTheoretical Compulsory Courses116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
No prerequisites needed
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to get familiarized with the concepts of Sport Psychology, comprehend the ways with which it contributes to the enhancement of training outcomes, understand the theoretical approaches and apply various suggested techniques, connect theory to practice in class, be sensetive to the treatment of the human factor both in training and competitions, comprehend what contitutes myth and what reality of psychological preparation of athletes and become aware of the approaches to be adopted in order to build efficient teams.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to Sport Psychology (SP. 2. Play and sport behaviour: Foundamental theoretical approaches 3. Reason for participation and attrition in sport. Contemporary theoretical approaches and models. 4. Goal setting in sport. Attitudes. 5. Leadership in sport. The coach as leader. Models of effective leadership. Relations between coach and athletes. 6. The psychodynamics of the sport team.The process of team building. Homogeneity and performance. Factors contributing to cohesion. Communication and conflict resolution. 7. Emotions in sport. Theories, models and research findings. Anxiety, stress activation. 8. Attention an concentration in sport. Models. Attention and performance.Measurement techniques. Psychological interventions. 9. Programms of psychological preparation in sport. 10. Aggression and violence in sport. Theoretical approaches. Factors facilitating violence in sport. Collective violence. 11. Psychosocial issues (youth sport, officiating, doping, morality, etc) 12. Review
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δογάνης, Γ. (2009) Αθλητική Ψυχολογία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Χριστοδουλίδης. Μπάουμαν- Τσορμπατζούδης (2007) Ψυχολογία στον Αθλητισμό. Θεσσαλονίκη: Copy-City.
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