Sport Psychology (EL)
This class is a branch of the larger psychological discipline. It is that branch of psychology which deals with the study and application of the psychological principles that enhance athletic performance. It will cover a wide range of topics and skills that improve sport performance, including mental toughness, confidence, focus, motivation, goal setting, visualization, power of positive attitude, power of relaxation, stress management, team harmony, leadership, emotional control, overcoming fear and “choking”, avoiding burnout, the NCAA Clearinghouse, and good sportsmanship. The class will be open to all students, although the primary targets are athletes and participants in other performance based activities (cheer, music, dance, etc.), any student can take it and will find the information to be life-enhancing.