Sport and Exercise Psychology

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

Sport and Exercise Psychology program description.

SEP1001Introduction to Kinesiology3 ch (3C)

This course is intended to help the student understand what the discipline of Kinesiology is, why it is important, what Kinesiology majors study, what types of knowledge they acquire over the course of four years, and what types of careers are available to Kinesiology students.

SEP2021Youth in Sport3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the influence of sport experiences on the total development of youth. Includes an analysis of the nature and impact of youth sport programs to determine the major psychological, physiological, sociological and moral considerations surrounding youth involvement in sport. 

Prerequisites: SEP 1001, PSYC 1004 or permission of Instructor.

SEP2023Introduction to the Sociology of Sport3 ch (3C) [W]

Considers “sport” as a social institution and studies various topics which have occupied sport sociologists.  

Prerequisite: SEP 1001 or permission of instructor.

SEP2032Introduction to Sport Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines selected topics which have implications for performance in sport and physical activity. Emphasis is on the application of theory to developmental coaching practice. 

Prerequisite: SEP 1001, PSYC 1004 or permission of instructor.

SEP2251Contemporary Health Issues I3 ch (3C)

This course will examine current concepts in health. Includes promotion of healthy behaviour, building healthy lifestyles examining personal nutrition and health eating practices, as well as sexuality and reproductive choices. 

Prerequisite: SEP 1001, PSYC 1004 or permission of instructor.

SEP2252Contemporary Health Issues II3 ch (3C)

This course will continue to examine current concepts in health. Includes protecting one's self from infectious diseases, reducing one's risk of major diseases, drug, tobacco, and alcohol use, misuse and abuse, as well as teaching about the spirit of health and wellness.

Prerequisite: SEP 2251 or permission of the instructor.

SEP3023Careers, Professionals, and Lives in Health and Sport3 ch (3C)

This course will investigate the pathways to careers and professions coming out of Physical Education, Health, exercise Science,and Sport. Introductory topics related to physical activity,exercise science, and sport will be discussed with the intention of exploring their content in relation to career pathways. Students will demonstrate an ability to be conversant with the scholarly literature in professions related to health, physical education, exercise science, and sport. 

Prerequisites: SEP 1001 (grade of C or better) plus SEP 2021 , SEP 2023 , SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of instructor. 

SEP3031Exercise Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course examines a broad range of topics related to contemporary interests in exercise and exercise adherence from a psychological perspective. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023 and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each) or permission of the instructor. 

SEP3032Sport Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines contemporary trends in sport psychology. Topics covered include: personality, motivation, arousal, stress, anxiety, competition, cooperation, imagery, self-efficacy, goal setting, concentration, burnout, and gender issues. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each) or permission of the instructor.

SEP3123Careers of Elite Athletes: Sociological Analysis3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will take a sociological perspective, primarily “interactionist” and “career-oriented”, on the involvement of individuals in sports practices. An attempt will be made to provide an overview of such involvements, from the initial exposure and introduction to sport practice, through the deepening commitments and obligations to the ultimate withdrawal. Such an overview will be examined in the context of the variety of contingencies which influence each phase of the athletic career. While the focus will be upon those individuals who have “made it” through the sports system to some sort of elite status, the analysis by its very nature will not ignore the experiences of those who disengage from involvements in sports practices at earlier stages. Material will be drawn from both the theoretical and empirical literature, and will be critiqued in terms of its usefulness for understanding the phenomenon of the individual’s involvement in athletic career. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of the instructor.

SEP3135The Economics of Sport3 ch (3C) [W]

This course applies microeconomic theory to the understanding of sports, sport management, sports marketing and public policy regarding sports. Note: Students can apply this as a 3000-level course towards an Economics degree.

Prerequisite: ECON 1013 or permission of instructor.

SEP3145Counselling Sport & Exercise Psychology3 ch (3C)

This course encompasses research and applied work in several domains related to Sport & Exercise Psychology. These include counselling process and outcome; supervision and training, career development and counselling and prevention and health. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, and either SEP 2023 or SEP 2032 with a grade of B- or better in each, or permission of the instructor. 

SEP4021Aggression and Violence Perspectives in Sport3 ch (3C) [W]

The study of aggression and violence in sport. Topics include: behavioral theories of aggression, frequency of occurrence, and behavioral modification programs to reduce aggression and violence in sport. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of the instructor. 

SEP4904Directed Studies in Exercise and Sport3 ch (3C) [W]

Provides opportunities for students to explore a number of special areas in Kinesiology and sport. Faculty approval is required prior to registration. Title of the topic will appear on the student’s transcript. Open only to students in third year and above. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of the instructor. 

SEP4993Selected Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Selected topics of special interest from the areas of Kinesiology, fitness and sport are examined in detail. Topics will be specified by the Faculty. Title of topic chosen will appear on the student’s transcript. Open only to students in third year and above.

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of the instructor. 

SEP4994Selected Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Selected topics of special interest from the areas of physical education, fitness and sport are examined in detail. Topics will be specified by the Faculty. Title of topic chosen will appear on the student’s transcript. Open only to students in third year and above. 

Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 (grade of B- or better in each), or permission of the instructor.