Pretty easy, overall.
It talks about the different aspects of sport from childhood to professional athletes and how society affects him or her. There are psychological aspects, social aspects, and physiological aspects that are looked at during this course and strive to inform you about how to deal with issues and help you come up with solution to those issues; making the solutions specific to the individual athlete or person that enjoys sports in their lives.
Some of the highlights from the course were about how professional athletes' behavior change when they have a lot of stress and their coping mechanisms. Methods to help the athlete were discussed and we even had to do a group presentation about a psychological or physiological issue that could come up when dealing with athletes in little league, all the way to the professional athletes that compete in the Olympics and college NCAA sports.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you read all the material or at least skim through the material. All of it may not be on the exams but they are very relevant when it comes to dealing with future clients who may be athletes or just people interested in kinesiology in general. It gives you insight on how the mind works depending on how someone grew up and what can be done to help an individual or a team to succeed in their sports career.