CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY. LEVEL 2.

This Level 2 Certificate in Sports Psychology will expand on the knowledge gained in Level 1.

The course is a scientific investigation into the psychological factors associated with sport participation and performance. The emphasis will be on how psychological principles and research can be used to better understand and improve sports performance.

Course Content:

  • Cognitive-Motor Learning and Skills Acquisition,
  • The Multidimensional Nature of Anxiety.
  • The Psychologist role in providing support
  • Psychological factors in burnout and the rehabilitation process.
  • Motivational, and social psychological variables
  • The effects and management of unhealthy behaviors
  • Gender and age issues.

SKILLS

By the end of this course students will have developed the ability to:
  • Help build a career in Sport Psychology and how to conduct assessments of athletes.
  • Understand how to motivate athletes by effectively applying various theories of motivation.
  • Understand and apply various techniques in dealing with stressful situations and how to cope with anxiety-related matters.
  • Understand effective ways to exercise and apply visualization-related techniques and how athletes can benefit from them.
  • You will have developed the skills to perform counseling among athletes and provide recommendations regarding the dangers of drug and steroid use.
  • Understand various relaxation and hypnosis concepts and successfully apply them in various situations.
  • Assess and discuss issues relevant to sport psychology such as gender, age, disability, burnout, injuries, and addictions.

ABILITIES

By the end of this course students will have developed a deeper understanding of:
  • Psychological theories and research methodologies for the enhancement of performance in sports, e.g., personality, motivation and emotion, physiology, and socio-cultural factors.
  • Compare and contrast psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior.
  • Explore the various skills involved in developing emotional and mental control: anxiety & arousal, anger management, concentration, imagery, and confidence.
  • Integrate effective goal-setting practices within their own lives.
  • Describe the psychobiology of anxiety and related emotional states and assess how knowledge of these states can be used to enhance sports performance.
  • Examine and apply to current trends in sports and fitness: the various pitfalls of eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictive behaviors.
  • Identify and explain the practical application of motivational theories with regard to sports, fitness, and exercise.