Engaging in sports is a fun way for many people to get fit and can also be an opportunity to spend time with family, peers and/or friends. Professional sports can also be used as a form of income.
Physical activity affects people both emotionally and mentally. This is something that sports psychology strives to assess and provide answers for.
Sports psychology focuses on how individuals engaging in sports are influenced, including how to enhance an individual’s mindset for increased performance. Sportspeople must be healthy both physically and mentally, to succeed.
Certain psychological issues can prevent a player from taking part in sports to their full potential. Therefore, they need help to address such psychological issues. Athletes can improve their performances by reducing anxiety and stress levels, before taking part in a sporting event.
This course covers four modules, giving you a broad overview of sports psychology.
What You Will Learn:
- The definition and history of sports psychology
- Sports psychology today and careers in sports psychology
- Sports psychology specialised knowledge
- Skills and procedures in sports psychology
- Functions of a sports psychologist, and what they do
- How to become a sports psychologist
- Sports psychology mental training tips
- Where sports psychologists work
- The average annual salary of sports psychologists
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Learn basic information about sports psychology
- Understand the functions and role of sports psychologists
- Gain tips on sports psychology and mental training
- Learn the programmes and coursework that can be taken for those who want to become sports psychologists
- Determine whether or not to take up a career in the field