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Sports Psychology (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Sport)

Online Sports Psychology Course with study material, tutor support and final essay submission included

Renwick Research


£995 inc VAT
Or £82.92/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
6 weeks · Self-paced
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students


If you are interested in sports psychology or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, this course is for you.

The course focuses on using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with athletes, and covers a variety of sports psychology topics. There is a major focus on dealing with anxiety as an athlete and how ACT can be used to help any athlete improve their performance. The course leader works as a sports psychology consultant, therefore the advice and skills are coming from a highly experienced professional. He is also a member of both the BPS and BASES.

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This course is for anyone thinking of becoming a sports psychologist, student, coach or counsellor, who would like to learn more and develop their interest and skill set within this field. This course is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how this can help athletes deal with anxiety, life a fulfilled life and help their mental well-being. The course covers a variety of interesting modules including:

  1. What is acceptance and commitment therapy
  2. What is it like working in sports psychology
  3. How to help athletes with anxiety
  4. The Hexaflex-Flex model in ACT
  5. The ACT Matrix
  6. The Sports Lifeline
  7. Dealing with troubling thoughts
  8. Mindfullness
  9. Sports Psychology real life Case Studies

There are a multitude of learning styles available e.g. podcast, videos, worksheets and a final essay submission. For the students who love reading, there are a multitude of journal articles to read and reflect on, which cover a variety of topics relating to ACT and sports psychology.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a sports psychologist or work as a coach, sports parent or counsellor, then this course will be of benefit for you. There are lot's of cutting edge examples, research and theories to help you understand how anxiety impacts performance and different tools to deal with it.

Who is this course for?

This course is highly recommended for sports professionals, students, coaches, parents or counsellors who are interested in learning more, developing skills and finding out more about working with athletes using sports psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Everyone is welcome regardless of academic or sporting background

Career path

This course could spark your passion into a sports psychology career or lead to further academic study onto a Degree or MSc. This course could also lead to learning more about anxiety and ACT. CPD Accredited Course.

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


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