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We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
Course code: OLUAR Level: 4
Currently the only UK Certificate of Credit in Sports Psychology that offers university credits, this 20 credit module provides an introduction into Sports Psychology and covers key topics including confidence, self-doubt, anxiety, attention and mental skills training. It will also address group processes associated with team performance such as leadership, communication, group dynamics and cohesion. Throughout this module you'll learn from real life sporting examples of elite athletes on each of these key areas.
It’s ideally suited to anyone wishing to explore this area of study, or professionals working within a sports environment looking to further their knowledge or count towards their Continual Professional Development (CPD).
For many people interested in playing, watching or contributing to today’s increasingly competitive sports society, sports are a way to keep fit, compete or even earn a pretty decent salary if you play professionally. Sport professionals and athletes strive for greatness, success and the satisfaction of winning, pushing through boundaries and limits to become the best. At times, sporting individuals may encounter psychological issues that prevent them from performing or playing to their full potential whether this is in the form of pressure, anxiety or even a sporting injury.
By completing this course, you’ll have a greater understanding of the key factors associated with sporting performance looking at the role these play on individual performance. Furthermore, the module will look at the performance of groups and teams and how effective teams are formed and perform. All of this will be supported with lots of applied sporting examples.
Finally it will introduce some of the key mental skills that are used by sport psychology practitioners. By completing this course you will get a greater understanding of the role that sport psychology has in overall sporting performance that may influence the way you currently play or coach.
How you’ll learn
Over 10 weeks you’ll complete end of unit activities that are innovatively designed to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible. You will also have the chance to participate in discussion groups and live collaborate sessions where you can interact with staff and other students who are studying this course.
Exclusive videos from sporting professionals
Through exclusive videos from sporting professionals including Stuart Bingham (2015 Snooker World Champion), Alison Nicholas (1997 US Open winner), Steve Staunton (102 caps for the Republic of Ireland and ex Liverpool and Aston Villa player) and more, you'll gain an insight into their own personal experience in sport, providing real life examples of how psychology is used within different sporting industries.
Delivery from experienced academics
We’ve over 10 years' experience in the delivery of psychology courses online which means you can expect the highest standards of teaching and education. Our specialist psychology academic team will guide you through the module, providing regular contact and feedback to ensure you stay on track. You can be assured of a supportive and structured learning experience and our online learning advisors are on hand to provide non-academic support throughout the duration of your studies.