The Sports Psychology course is an important add on skill for Sports Coaches and is aimed at individuals who are working with teams or athletes, as well as those who work in the leisure industry.
The Sports Psychology course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to change behavior in a sporting context. It will enable participants to develop an understanding of the psychological principles that underpin coaching techniques.
The 2 key areas of interest in sports psychology are:
Understanding how psychology can be applied to improve motivation and performance and
Understanding how sports and athletics can improve mental health and overall well-being
These two areas encompass a range of topics including:
Motivation to persist and achieve
Psychological considerations in sport injury and rehabilitation
Counseling techniques with athletes
Exercise adherence and well-being
Self-perceptions related to achieving
Expertise in sport
Performance enhancement and self-regulation techniques
While popular perceptions often presume that Sports Psychology is only concerned with professional athletics, this specialty area includes a broad range of scientific, clinical and applied topics involving sports and exercise.
FETAC Level 6 Component Certificate in Sports Psychology
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.
This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week or day release.
Course content modules
The Development of Sports Psychology
Sports Psychology and Performance
Arousal, Stress and Anxiety
Concept of Motivation in Sport
Leadership and Coaching