Sports psychology is the study of the interaction between a person’s psychology and their participation in sport. Singer (1978) defined it as “the science of psychology applied to sport”. Whilst the field of psychology is relatively young, sports psychology is even younger. The field of sports psychology has much to offer, carrying out useful research that can be made available to athletes and coaches.
In professional or competitive sport, this study is important because:
A person’s psychology or state of mind can have a significant effect upon their sporting performance.
The selection of competitors for elite sport is influenced by an assessment of their individual psychology, as well as other factors such as recent performance and fitness.
This course is approved for 10 OPD points with the Australian Counselling Association.
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The course covers the below topics:
Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes
Anxiety & Arousal
Leadership & Coaching
Describe the nature and scope of Sports Psychology
Identify psychological traits found in successful athletes.
Explain effects of state of mind on athletic performance.
Recommend ways of maintaining or increasing motivation in an athlete.
Differentiate between positive and negative application of aggressive emotions in sport.
Discuss the role of leadership in sports coaching.
Explain the impact on performance of psychological interactions within a sporting team.
Describe variations in the sports psychology of different demographic groups.
Successful completion of the course will complement the below careers:
- Sports Manager
- Mental Health Worker
- Community Service Worker
100 hours of study
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This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.
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