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Sports Psychology Course

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Study method
Online, self-paced
7 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Sports require focus, composure, confidence and intensity. You will get none of it from an athlete if he is not in the right mind. This is where sports psychology comes into play. Sports psychology is the study of how psychological factors affect the well-being and performance of an athlete.

Through our course, we will ensure you get a thorough understanding of sports psychology, as a coach & at the workplace, psychological well-being and becoming a better competitor. Lastly, you will also learn the importance of mental toughness, motivation, goal setting, exercising and concentration.

Key Features of this course

  • Instant e-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
  • Self-paced laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly learning
  • 24/7 Learning support and assistance

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  • Free Life Coaching Course

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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

Introduction to Sports Psychology

  • Definitions
  • Play
  • Game
  • Sports
  • Exercise
  • Psychology
  • and Exercise Psychology
  • Psychology and Common Sense
  • What Does Psychology Consist of?
  • Common Sense
  • Distinguishing Between Two Specialities
  • History of Sport Psychology

Module 02

Mental Toughness

  • A Secret Weapon: Mind
  • Definition and Description of Mental Toughness
  • Increasing Mental Toughness: A Plan of Attack
  • Understand the Current Mental Toughness
  • Be Determined
  • Prepare for Specific Circumstances
  • Evaluate and Measure the Progress
  • Influence of Fitness Towards Toughness

Module 03


  • What Is Imagery?
  • Uses of Imagery
  • Imagery in Sport: Where, When, Why, and What
  • Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Imagery
  • Imagery Ability
  • Athletes’ Skill Level
  • Imagery Perspective
  • Keys to Effective Imagery
  • Vividness
  • Controllability
  • Development of an Imagery Training Program
  • Education Phase
  • Acquisition Phase
  • Implementation Phase

Module 04

Motivation in sport

  • What Is Motivation?
  • Motivation Myth Debunking
  • Myth 1: Athletes Are Either Motivated or Not Motivated
  • Myth 2: Coaches Give Athletes Motivation
  • Myth 3: Motivation Means Sticks and Carrots
  • Types of Motivation
  • Internal Motivation
  • External Motivation
  • Comparison Between Internal and External Motivation
  • Key Factors of Motivation Measurement
  • Guidelines to Improve Motivation
  • Achievement of Motivation and Competitiveness

Module 05

Goal Setting in Sport

  • What Are Goals?
  • Reasons for Goal Setting
  • Types of Goals
  • Outcome Goals
  • Performance Goals
  • Process Goals
  • Benefits of Goal Setting
  • The Right Kind of Goals Choice
  • Guidelines for Setting Effective Goals
  • Making Goals Work: The Goal Implementation Process
  • Athletes’ Goal-Setting Skills
  • Education Phase
  • Acquisition Phase
  • Implementation Phase

Module 06

Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety

  • Definition of Arousal and Anxiety
  • Arousal
  • Anxiety
  • Arousal and Anxiety Measurement Factors
  • Definition of Stress and the Stress Process
  • Implications for Practice
  • Sources of Stress and Anxiety
  • Situational Sources of Stress
  • Personal Sources of Stress
  • The Relationship Between Arousal and Anxiety and Their Performance
  • Arousal's Influences on Performance

Module 07

Arousal Regulation

  • Self-Awareness of Arousal
  • Anxiety Reduction Techniques
  • Somatic Anxiety Reduction Techniques
  • Cognitive Anxiety Reduction Techniques
  • Multimodal Anxiety Reduction Packages
  • Tips for Coping with Stress

Module 08


  • Definition of Concentration
  • Attentional Focus: Three Processes
  • Attentional Selectivity
  • Attentional Capacity
  • Attentional Alertness
  • Types of Attentional Focus
  • Attentional Problems Recognition
  • Internal Distractors
  • External Distractors
  • Self-Talk to Enhance Concentration
  • Techniques for Improving Self-Talk

Module 09

Exercise and Psychological Wellbeing

  • What Is Wellbeing?
  • Anxiety and Depression Reduction with Exercise
  • Guidelines for Using Exercise to Enhance Mood
  • The Effect of Exercise on Psychological Well-Being

Module 10

Athletic Injuries and Psychology

  • What Is Injury?
  • Causes of Injury
  • Relationship Between Stress and Injury
  • Psychological Reactions to Exercise and Athletic Injuries
  • Role of Sport Psychology in Injury
  • Rehabilitation
  • Injury Risk Factors for Both Athletes and Exercisers

Module 11

as a Coach

  • Improvement on Athletes' Focus
  • Performance of Athletes under Pressure
  • Motivation Matters for Athletes
  • Athletes Role as a Team

Module 12

Parents Involvement in Sports Psychology

  • Differentiation Between Parents Motivation and Their Kids’
  • Encouraging Kids Instead of Pushing Them
  • Getting Kids Ready for the Game
  • Cheering Kids on the Right Way
  • Athletic Burnout Management
  • Kids Explanation to Quit

Module 13

at Workplace

  • Preparing for the Workday
  • Definition of Career Success
  • Balance of Work and Personal Life
  • Concentration on Amidst Distractions
  • Taking a Timeout from Stress
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Effective Work Routines
  • Focus on Tasks rather than Outcomes
  • Conflict and Adversity on the Job
  • Support Team List

Module 14

How to Be a Better Competitor

  • Self Evaluation
  • Identification of Individual Motivational Facts
  • Define Own Goals
  • Set an Action Plan
  • Improve Gradually and Consistently
  • Train the Mind Daily
  • Improve Physical Skills
  • Tweak Own Methods
  • Develop and Maintain Own Fitness
  • Seek Out Pressure

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive course is ideal for anyone who genuinely wishes to learn about Sports Psychology and individuals associated with the relatedsector and the following areas such as:

  • Athletic Coach
  • Executive Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Coach


This Sports Psychology is CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) Accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Please Note: Dietitians must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is the statutory regulator of the professions. Please note, that completion of the course does not entitle a person to join the HCPC Register or use the protected titles of Sport and exercise psychologist


  • Learners do not require any prior knowledge or qualifications to enrol in this course.
  • Our flexible learning platform allows you to access the course from:
  • any device
  • any time
  • anywhere
  • any type of internet connection

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Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

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