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Certificate of Sport Psychology


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The 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.

This online sport psychology course will explore the nature and scope of sports psychology, how to identify psychological traits found in successful athletes, explain how the mind affects athletic performance and discuss ways of maintaining or increasing motivation in sports and exercise.

Course Structure

Unit: Sport Psychology

  • History of Sport Psychology
  • Psychology and confidence
  • Effective goal setting
  • Motivation in sport
  • Psychological mediators
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Coping strategies in sport
  • Youth and sport
  • Attention and concentration
  • Memory systems
  • Theories of personality
  • Personality and sport
  • Team energising strategies
  • Self-energising strategies
  • Imagery and visualisation
  • Cognitive-behavioural interventions
  • Ethics in sport
  • Hypnosis and sport
  • Psychological skills training
  • Aggression and violence
  • Social facilitation
  • Team cohesion
  • Leadership in sport
  • Exercise psychology
  • Mental health improvements
  • Theories of exercise behaviour
  • Burnout
  • Psychology of injury
  • Drug abuse


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.


Payment Information

Certificate Course


  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $150 deposit
  • $25/week
  • No credit checks required