This programme is designed for people who wish to study the effect and impact of psychology in sport. Specifically it aims to provide the skills to improve sporting performance through consideration and application of psychological principles with sporting participants.
This sport psychology course is aimed at anyone involved in, or who has a keen interest in, the field of sports and exercise. You will find the contents of this course beneficial whether you are a coach, official, teacher, physiotherapist, sports trainer, or if you are just using the skills described in this course to enhance your own personal performance.
All athletes, no matter what their area of expertise want to make the most of their hard work and talent by performing to the best of their ability. There are three factors that influence sporting ability;
It is in these areas where sport psychology will help them to succeed.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.
Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.
Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:
Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
Assignment marking & feedback
Please refer to current price list
This course consists of six units of study:
Unit 1 – Introduction to Sport Psychology
What is sport psychology?
The role of a sport psychologist
A brief history of sport psychology
An overview of psychology
Unit 2 – How Personality, Attitudes and Behaviour Affect Sporting Performance
Theories on personality
Methods of measuring personality
The links between personality and sport involvement and performance
Origins of attitude
Triadic model of attitude formation
How attitudes influence behaviour
Antecedents of aggression
Theories of aggression
How aggression affects sporting performance
Unit 3 – How the State Of Mind Affects Sporting Performance
Theories of arousal
How arousal affects sporting performance
How anxiety affects sporting performance
Causes of stress
Unit 4 – How Motivation Goal Setting and Confidence Affect Sporting Performance
Theories of motivation
How motivation affects sporting performance
Developing a motivational climate
Unit 5 - Social Influence in Sport
How spectators affect sporting performance
Research on audience effects
Coping with audience effects
The effects of co-action on sporting performance
The home advantage phenomenon
Teams and groups
Factors that affect group performances
Theories of leadership
Unit 6 - Psychological Skills Training
Psychological skills training
A Psychological skills training Programme
An orientation phase,
An analysis phase
A planning phase
An implementation phase
An evaluation phase