Self Study: £175 Tutored: £295
Sports Psychology & Dynamics Course
A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 8 Lessons
Sports Psychology is the study of the way psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise and physical activity.
The course provides an in-depth introduction to the theory behind mind power and sport, incorporating many demonstrated and effective principles, including self-motivation, positive belief strategies, developing the ‘winner’ attitude, stress control, visualization and effective strategies. The purpose of this course is to break concepts into practical, direct-action and personal improvement programmes to greatly enhance an athlete’s performance in their chosen field.
Sports psychologists work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation. Other professionals utilize exercise and sports to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan. This course is suitable for both “sports people” and those who wish to work as “sports counsellors”.
This subject is complemented by our Sport & Exercise Nutrition Course.
• Mind Power and Sport
• Sports Psychology:
• The Basic Formula
• Re-Educating the Mind
• Self Motivation
• Defining Motivation – Intrinsic and Extrinsic
• Boosting Motivation and Goals
• Elements of Potential
• Perceptions and Attributions
• Positive Belief Strategies
• Negative Thought Patterns
• The 9 Mental Skills
• The Always a Winner Attitude
• Competition with the Right Attitude
• Winning and Losing
• The Mind and Heart
• Responding to Pressure
• Fear of Failure
• Tension, Stress and Arousal Control
• The Relationship between Nervous Tension and Performance
• Control of Emotional Arousal – Psyching Up and Relaxing Down
• Ten Point Relaxation Sequence
• Coping with Pressure – Prepare, Relax, Externalise, Stay Positive, Single Minded, Unite, Re-Evaluate and Extend Yourself
• Practising Visualization
• Improving the Technique
• Perfecting Technique
• Practise Performance
• Pre-Competition Plans – Tactics
• Decision Making
• The Four Rs:
A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.
Zerlina Mastin (BSc, MSc) has 8 years experience working within the sporting industry, and has worked with a number of dance and sporting organizations, including Marylebone Physio, Reebok Sports Club, London Studio Centre and Dance UK.
Zerlina has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help amateur and professional dancers and athletes improve their performance through a combination of dietary intervention and coaching. She also advises clients on ways to manage the psychological/physiological consequences of competitions and its associated stress. Zerlina is the author of ‘Nutrition for Dancers’ published in 2009.
Thank you for all your help SNHS. A nice non pressure approach and positive feedback. I am in the process of building a business as a sports counsellor after completing a Sports Psychology diploma. I am currently studying meditation which has helped me with depression. Happy days.
Which distance learning study method should you choose?
Self Study: We recommend this more economical study method to students who are already familiar with studying and those who require the minimum amount of feedback with their coursework.
Tutored: This study method provides that extra support from a ‘Professional Tutor,’ by email, for people who like or need additional encouragement and feedback throughout their studies.