EHR326 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport Injury (8)

This subject aims to give students an appreciation of the sociocultural environment in which athletic injury occurs, as well as the ethical and psychological implications of sport injury. Students will gain a stronger understanding of the social, ethical and psychological considerations regarding sport injury and pain. The subject is therefore ideally suited to students interested in (a) gaining a critical understanding of the environment in which injury occurs; (b) understanding the psychological antecedents and consequences of pain and injury; and (c) assisting athletes, coaches and medical practitioners in creating effective rehabilitation/recovery environments.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the social/contextual factors influencing injury occurrence and return to sport;
  • be able to analyse key ethical considerations regarding pain and injury in sport;
  • be able to explain the psychological causes and consequences of athletic injury;
  • be able to discuss the myriad factors influencing injury recovery and rehabilitation;
  • be able to provide practical solutions and suggestions for rehabilitation specialists aiming to meet the psychosocial needs of injured individuals;
  • be able to obtain, evaluate, synthesise and organise information;
  • be able to exercise critical thinking and reflective judgement.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Socio-cultural context of sport injury; - Ethical considerations of pain & injury in sport; - Managing the physical and psychological pain of injury; - Psychological antecedents and prevention of injury; - Psychological reactions to injury; - Psychological factors influencing rehabilitation/recovery performance; - Social Support Issues and Recovery from Injury; - Considerations for rehabilitation specialists dealing with injured athletes; - Psychological skills training for injury rehabilitation ; - Psychosocial aspects of the return to training and competition; - Counselling injured athletes ; - Review.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.