Certificate in Sports Psychology
Sports Psychology is the science that examines the individual's psychology and their participation in sport. A person's state of mind can have a dramatic influence on their sporting performance. Looking at the interactions between psychology and sporting performance can give us great insight into tools and techniques to select and coach athletes to victory - whatever that might be for them.
Sports psychologists provide two major types of services –
Counselling – in areas that affect the athlete.
Develop strategies that enhance performance.
Examples of the type of work they may be involved in–
Helping elite athletes and sports persons to develop strategies to deal with competition and training.
Helping coaches and managers in their communication and interpersonal skills
Working with health promotion staff to increase the motivation to exercise and maintain the exercise in individuals who are mainly sedentary.
Using research to maximise practice and fitness regimes.
Counselling individuals who have been injured.
Advising younger sports persons on how to deal with family, problems, disappointment, homesickness etc.
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Sports Psychology.
In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 13 modules:
For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.