Health, Sport & Society
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of Health and Sports psychology and its role in holistic development of individuals in social system. The course examines the fascinating ways in which Health and Sports influence our daily life. The objective of the course is to address the pitfalls and challenges faced by the individuals in their everyday life to understand and adapt physical activity and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, concepts such as drug abuse, self-esteem, wellness, self-control, goal setting and social adjustment, the relevance of sports, importance of mental health and mental hygiene will be addressed in the course through a psychological lens. The overarching theme of the course is to understand the complex, interlink between sports, health and its importance in the society. The course module will be delivered using a variety of methods such as assigned readings, lectures, individual and group papers and presentations, experiential exercises, quizzes and special assignments. A combination of instructional and interactive activities during class will help students to develop a well-informed perspective of all the topics. The course can is designed for students across various disciplines. Students just need to have an interest to better understand how psychological theory can be used to make sense of contemporary issues related to health, sports and society. Furthermore, the course is highly recommended for those students who plan their career in the field of psychology and allied domains in the near future.