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Certificate course in Sports Psychology

Our Sports Psychology course explores common psychological issues in sports. Students will be introduced to the concepts of sport psychology as well as the psychological skills and training techniques used to enhance athletic performance.

Course Fee: GBP 99 | Code: 106 - 6 months access

About this course

An athlete’s state of mind can have serious effects on his sporting performance. Sports Psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the effects of the state of mind on athlete performances and provides insight into tools and techniques to get consistent optimal performance out of athletes.
It deals with the interaction between psychological variables and performance in athletic and physical activities.

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Course Information

  • Audience

    This highly interactive course combines interactive content with third party videos to give more insight into the practicality of Sports Psychology. The course lets you study at your own pace, in the comfort of your home or any other place that you want to be at. The course is suitable for athletes who are looking at improving their performance, people with general interest in Sports and Sports Psychology, and Coaches and Parents of budding athletes.

  • Course Duration

    6 months full access to complete the course

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    Study time

    Recommend 2-3 hours per week depending up on your understanding of the subject.

  • Examination

    There is a timed exam at the end of the course. You need to score 50% or more to be awarded the Certificate.

  • Certificate

    You will see an option to print your certificate on your screen OR save it as a PDF. The certificate is also automatically emailed to your registered email ID

  • Accreditation

    Psychology World® is an Open & Distance Learning Quality Council, UK accredited provider. ODLQC is the UK guardian of quality in open and distance learning and a member of the European Association of Distance Learning. The accreditation ensures that Psychology World® courses are amongst the best in the world.

Learning Objectives

This course explores common psychological issues in sports and the application of psychological theories in real-life sporting situations. The users will be introduced to the basic concepts of sport psychology as well as the psychological skills and training techniques used to enhance athletic performance.
This course is designed to help users learn and then apply various theories of Psychology in the field of Sports. The course will take the user through key topics such a Personality, Self-confidence, Motivation and Goal-setting, Anxiety and Stress management, Imagery and Visualization, Leadership and Group Dynamics, Burnout and Overtraining as well as training techniques and tips on how to achieve optimal performance.

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Course Coverage


    Introduction to Sports Psychology
    Personality and Sports
    Attitude and Sports Performance
    Motivation and Sports
    Aggression in Sports


    Anxiety, Arousal and Stress Management
    Group Dynamics
    Acquisition of Skills and Expertise
    Improving Sports Performance : A Recap
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