[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] Fall 2016 Course Offering - EXS 578 Psychology of Women in Sport & Health

Zalika Taylor Zalika.Taylor at liu.edu
Mon Jun 27 18:33:29 EDT 2016

Dear Students, an exciting new course offering is available to you for an elective option if you are interested.
The Division of Athletic Training, Health and Exercise Science (ATHES) will be offering: EXS 578-Psychology of Women in Sport and Physical Activity, for the Fall 2016 academic term.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Psychology of Women in Sport and Physical Activity takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the social, cultural, political, and environmental influences on health and physical activity among women. In addition, the student will learn theoretical and philosophical perspectives on gender and sport as well as contemporary issues related to women and sport from historical, psychological, and sociological perspectives.

By the end of the course, students will:

  *   Explain the importance of reflective practice on culturally competent practice in sport and exercise psychology.
  *   Explain the role various forms of privilege and power have on social inequality in sport.
  *   Compare and contrast the physiological differences between men and women in relation to physical activity.
  *   Identify historically significant events impacting women's rights and experiences in sport.
  *   Identify at least one psychological or sociological theory addressing gendered experiences.
  *   Explain the effects sexism has on mental health.
  *   Identify and explain the media's role in shaping public perception of women in sport.
Leeja Carter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chair, AASP Diversity Committee
Director, Performance Excellence in Applied Kinesiology (PEAK)
Division of Athletic Training, Health, and Exercise Science (ATHES)
Long Island University-Brooklyn
1 University Plaza,
Brooklyn, New York 11201-8423
Office: Health Sciences, Room 307
Phone: (718) 488-1540
Email: Leeja.Carter at liu.edu<mailto:Leeja.Carter at liu.edu>

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