This sport psychology course teaches students how to apply sport psychology tools on themselves. Everything you need for the course will be provided, including Powerpoint slides and video. Students could reasonably be expected to complete this course over 4-8 weeks if working on 1-2 topics per week. The course is structured to be undertaken sequentially. This course would suit people wanting to learn more about themselves as athletes or coaches, or to see how sport psychologists work with athletes and coaches. The course gives you information, and an opportunity to use this information on yourself, but does not include assessment.
To become a sport psychologist yourself, you would need to undertake many years of university study (and in my country of Australia, a period of time practicing under the supervision of an experienced and accredited psychologist as well). This course is NOT designed to replace that process, merely to provide the reader with some skills and knowledge they could apply on themselves that is reasonably likely to lead to improved performance and enjoyment in the sport.
This course was created by Dr Michelle Pain (BSc, DipEdPsych, MEd, PhD), an accredited sport psychologist with over 35 years' experience working with players and teams, from recreational level through to the elite level. She has worked with athletes and coaches in many sports, including cricket, AFL football, swimming, badminton, lawn bowls, track and field athletics, gymnastics, rowing, tennis, and golf (to name a few).
Michelle Pain – Sport Psychologist