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PSP5826 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior Sport

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This course is designed to offer students an overview of the biological, cognitive, and affective bases of behavior in youth sport.  Specifically, students will be exposed to the current research related to the bio-physio and psychosocial models of development.  Students will gain an understanding of how motor learning, and motor development impacts youth sport.  Students will also gain knowledge in the developmental sequences associated with cognitive development, emotional development, and moral development.  Students will then be required to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical strategies and interventions appropriate for youth and adolescent athletes.

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