Sport Psychology Fundamentals
Each evening will involve a combination of theory and practical application of sport psychology in pairs.
- Sport Psychology Concepts and Applications
- Successful Goal Setting in Sport
- Motivation and What Influences it
- Does Personality Affect Sports Performance?
- Focus and Concentration in Sport
- Visualisation and Introduction to Hypnosis in Sport
Course work involves
1. A 3000 word literature review on any one of the ten course modules
2. Attendance at each of the ten modules
3. One case study
Who is this course suitable for?
Whether you are a manager of a team, a therapist looking to further your education or you have an interest in optimising your own sports performance, this high quality course covers an extensive range of sport psychology concepts and offers a unique opportunity to apply the concepts in a safe environment.
Who is teaching the course?
Niamh Flynn. I am a sport psychologist based in the Galway Clinic and I have been working in the field of sport psychology for over fifteen years. Prior to sport psychology I worked as a gym instructor and loved every second of it. I greatly enjoy tackling complex topics and simplifying them. This should make your journey in to the complex world of sport psychology a much easier one with each module broken down into easy to understand chunks which you can then apply in small groups or pairs every evening of the course.
After completing a Masters of Sports Medicine at The University of Sheffield I returned to Ireland with so much information about physiology, anatomy, nutrition, biomechanics and all things you can possibly imagine related to sport, my head was ready to explode with the most up to date information and I wanted to share it with every athlete I met. It was by far the best education I have ever had. In spite of working 12 hour days 7 days a week for a year, getting up at unearthly hours to be in the laboratory at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital to test Olympic and Paralympic athletes at 7am it was a very exciting and gruelling adventure. We learned and applied tests with the athletes that ranged from anaerobic fitness assessments to lactate threshold tests and psychological profiling. Since then I have had the great privilege of continuing to work with professional and amateur athletes and experience has been a great teacher. When athletes and managers started asking for more information I decided to put a course together to share that information in a way that people with no formal background in psychology would understand. The result is this ten week programme which is crammed with information which can be learned and applied in virtually any sport.
Does this course qualify me as a sport psychologist?
No. It does not qualify you as a sport psychologist. To qualify as a sport psychologist a basic degree in psychology and a post graduate degree in sports science or sports medicine is required. Alternatively, a basic degree in sports science or sports medicine and a post graduate degree in sport psychology is required.
What are the benefits of the course?
The course will simplify complex concepts so that you as a student can grasp the fundamentals of sport psychology and can understand how sport psychology influences performance and how you can apply basic strategies to improve your own sports performance.
It is an overview of sport psychology designed to cover a comprehensive range of issues involved in sport psychology.
Is there course work?
Yes. There are exercises to be completed over the ten weeks which will require a time commitment of approximately three hours a week. I believe the best way to learn and to remember information is to apply knowledge in a practical session and these exercises in and out of class hours.
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