Thomas George

About

Dr. George studies the psychology of sport. His research interests include the effects of psychological factors on sport performance, gender issues in sport, and the impact of coaching education on youth sports. George is especially interested in the role self-efficacy plays in sport performance and physical activity. Self-efficacy is a situation-specific form of self-confidence, and has been shown to consistently mediate human performance.

George's research has primarily focused on examining factors that impacts self-efficacy, as ways in which self-efficacy influences performance. More recently, Dr. George has investigated gender differences in psychological variables associated with sport performance.

Areas of interest

Sport psychology; self-efficacy theory; coaching education.

Contact

Thomas
George
OBL 2146
1402 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
(734) 647-2711
(734) 647-2808

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
HF 332 Principles of Motor Behavior 3 Winter George
Course Name RO: Prin Mtr Behav
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Principles of motor control, motor development and motor learning as they relate to the acquisition of fundamental locomotion and manipulative skills will be examined. Students will learn and apply motor behavior theories and concepts in a health and fitness setting. Teaching methods, skill assessment and testing, as well as interpretation of data needed in health and fitness settings, will be incorporated.
Prerequisites: AT/HF 220, AT/HF 221: Minimum Grade of C or higher.
Component: LEC
HF 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 Fall George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Component: LEC
PHYSED 202 Principles and Practices of Athletic Coaching 3 Fall, Winter George
Course Name RO: Ath Coach
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Students will study a variety of issues and responsibilities and associated with athletic coaching in an educational setting using the Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE). Content areas include administrative planning and organization: Social and interpersonal skills, motivation, role of the coach, conditioning, legal aspects and media relations. After completing PACE course requirements, students can become PACE-certified coaches.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 111.
Component: LEC
SM 203 Introduction to Sport Management 3 Fall, Winter George
Course Name RO: Intro Sport Mgmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector. This course is intended to provide the foundation knowledge necessary for upper division courses in SM.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 Fall George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC