Course: Diploma in Sports and Exercise Psychology

• Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition With Web Study Guide

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  • Sport and exercise psychology is one of the fastest developing areas of psychology, with this degree being an innovative collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. In addition to studying the science of mind and behaviour, you will explore how psychological science explains behaviours in sport and exercise settings and how we can use this knowledge to help develop athletes and promote physical activity and exercise. You will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of psychology while studying what motivates athletes and exercisers, how to support and develop elite sport performers and the influence of exercise on psychological wellbeing. Our degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

    Applied sport and exercise psychology consists of instructing athletes, coaches, teams, exercisers, parents, fitness professionals, groups, and other performers on the psychological aspects of their sport or activity. The goal of applied practice is to optimize performance and enjoyment through the use of psychological skills and the use of and psychological assessment.

  • Sport psychology is an science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including , , and . It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding , , communication, , and career transitions.

    Some sport and exercise psychologists choose to undertake further study, for example to broaden their expertise in other branches such as clinical or health psychology.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health
    Journal of Motor Learning and Development
    Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Kinesiology Review
    Motor Control
    Pediatric Exercise Science
    The Sport Psychologist
    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

  • Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    International Journal of Golf Science
    International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism
    International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
    Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
    Journal of Applied Biomechanics
    Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology

    In order to stay registered with the HCPC, sport and exercise psychologists must undertake and keep a record of continuing professional development (CPD). Activities may include attending courses, workshops and conferences run, for example, by the .

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A master's degree in sport and exercise psychology will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. You can help others enhance their sport, exercise, and physical activity performance and increase their enjoyment in these activities.