Sport Methodology, Methods and Practices – SMGT 401

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

An introductory class to the psychological and emotional aspects of sport. Topics include mental preparation, goal setting, extrinsic vs. intrinsic reward, stress, anxiety, relaxation and coping within the context of sport participation. The topic of competition and the concepts of success and failure are discussed from a biblical perspective.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course covers 3 Dimensional Coaching to provide spiritual direction for athletic coaches, administrators, athletes, and the public regarding the philosophical design that coaches should demonstrate in their methodology to ensure the enjoyment, safety, and positive skill development of athletes.

Course Assignment

Readings and Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 400 – 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must incorporate a biblical concept and at least 1 resource. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Journal Assignments (8)

The student will answer questions based on the assigned readings for each Module: Week. Answers will be compiled in a 1 – 2 page Word document. Answers must be well-thought-out and presented using proper grammar and spelling.

Article Review Assignment

The student will be provided with a journal article regarding sport methodology. The student must read and provide a 1 — 2 page critique of the assigned article in APA Format. Special attention should be given to premise and theme identification, evaluation of premise and supporting arguments, and application.

Team Scenario Assignment

The student will be provided a coaching scenario and must construct an action plan within the confines of that scenario. The paper should be 6 — 8 pages and in current APA Format.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned as well as the previous Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2 hour time limit.