NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals


HNES 2000




Instructor: Bradford Strand

Grading: Letter

Monday, January 31, 2022 - Friday, March 04, 2022

Huddle discussions: Thursday (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.) February 3, 10, 17, & 24. Reflection due March 4 w/course completion: March 11, 2022

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $125

Course Description:

This course is intended to increase awareness and understanding of sport psychology in action.

"Choke provides the missing link between brain and body, science and life. What really happens during mental and physical performance when we crack under pressure? Find simple ways not to choke in stressful situations."


Educators will:

  1. identify and discuss the meaning of sport psychology in sport settings.
  2. gain an understanding of sport psychology and its importance to their coaching success.
  3. know learn to be cognitively flexible, promoting openness to new ideas and creative thinking.
  4. apply sport psychology competencies at work by intergrating these concepts into a personal reflection paper. 

Required Text:

Beilock, S. (2011). Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To. Free Press: NY, NY.


About The Instructor

Brad StrandBradford Strand

Dr. Strand earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in Physical Education from University of New Mexico. He received his M.S. in Education with emphasis in Physical Education from North Dakota State University and his B.A. in Physical Education & Social Studies. Dr. Strand's area of expertise is in Physical Education & Teacher Preparation and is the Program Coordinator for the Department of Health, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences at NDSU. Dr. Strand has over 32+ years of teaching experience.


**Registration Instructions:

Online registration URL closes February 2, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

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