If your career or community involvement requires you to work with people in sport, such as coaches, athletes, physical education teachers or fitness instructors, developing skills in understanding how a person’s psychological state impacts sporting performance is important.
Certificate of Sport Psychology is an online professional development course that will introduce you to the fundamental principles of sport psychology and help you understand the psychological factors that influence motivation and performance in sport settings.
In this online sport psychology course you will explore the nature and scope of sports psychology, how to identify psychological traits found in successful athletes, and how to explain how the mind affects athletic performance and discuss ways of maintaining or increasing motivation in sports and exercise.
On completion of this course you will feel empowered to support people in sports, whether it’s club sports or individual sporting achievements, to get the most out of their performance.
Unit 1 - Introduction
Aspects of sports psychology
Applying sports psychology
Unit 2 - Psychological traits of successful athletes
Personality inventory determining a personality type
Unit 3 - Anxiety and arousal
Understanding and dealing with anxiety
Physiology of anxiety
Maximising psychological state
Focusing (or centering)
Unit 4 - Motivation
Motivation as an internal impulse that causes increasingly energetic action in a particular direction
Basic principles of motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
Factors affecting motivation
Motivation for fun
Slimming for fun
Unit 5 - Aggression
Using self consciousness
Using word association
Anger and conflict
Simulated practice, e-event procedure
Conflict handling techniques
Unit 6 - Leadership and coaching
Role of a coach
How to get attention
Unit 7 - Team dynamics
Forming storming norming performing
Traits of an effective team
Commitment to the team
Concern for achieving
Effective work methods
Well organised team procedures
Ability to take criticism
Unit 8 - Special groups
Post game season evaluation
Gender differences, elite female athletes
Special considerations with female athletes
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
My learning experience as enjoyable and informative and provided me with a good introduction to the subject matter.
J. Reinhard, NSW | Introduction to Sport Psychology
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.