TSA Podcast #10: Let’s Talk Sport Psychology
The course will give a basic understanding of the psychological factors and processes that affect the individual engaged in sports activities and of how this theoretical and practical knowledge can be applied in practical sports situations. Part 1 Group dynamics in sports 7,5 credits Part 2 Sports psychology at the individual the level 7,5 credits. Part 1 Group dynamics in sports The focus in the first part of the course is on psychological aspects of groups and teams, including group psychology and its practical aspects, such as team building. Motivation and psychological perspectives relating to sport and exercise activities is discussed and examined. Part 2 Sports psychology at the individual level The second part of the course continues with a consideration of sports psychology applied to the individual.
The concepts of stress and effort are introduced, and the ways in which these can be managed in the sports context are discussed. The importance of socialising and creating proficient psychological conditions in children’s and youth sports is emphasised. After completing the course the student will be able to: explain group mechanisms and group psychology in a sports context reflect upon motivational psychology as applied to sports activities value various aspects of communication as a tool in sports formulate relevant constructs of exercise psychology. Part 2 Sports psychology at the individual level 7,5 credits. After completing the course the student will be able to: reflect upon various strategies of leadership in a sports context describe the basic concepts of arousal and stress in sports and exercise explain the psychological processes that have a special relevance to children’s sports activities evaluate various aspects of psychological skills training.
Appendix to syllabus: Perspectives of Malmö University; Gender, Environment, Migration and Ethnicity The perspectives of gender, environment, migration and ethnicity are looked upon when the student identifies and investigates relations between different actors in sport in relationship to different environments. The final element of the course will be a written evaluation, starting from the purpose of the course and the stated learning outcomes.
Liverpool John Moores University
Gain a Stage 1 qualification for entry to Stage 2 training, including LJMU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The programme philosophy seeks to critically engage you with a broad spectrum of Sport Psychology perspectives, drawing on a range of research and applied methodologies. Many career opportunities are open to you on graduation from the Sports Psychology MSc, such as working as a Sport Psychologist, Exercise Psychologist or Lecturer. A large number of graduates continue in education, research or applied work, including BPS Stage 2 training, such as the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Past graduates have engaged in sports science support and/or athlete support programmes with national governing bodies and professional sports clubs or acted as consultants in professional sport settings.
We offer you a fantastic and supportive environment in which to study a sport and exercise science-related postgraduate course. We pride ourselves on our long standing status as a preferred training route and we welcome applications from ambitious sports scientists keen to ultimately contribute to our portfolio of experience and produce their own research grounded in the real world. The programme is designed to train sports psychologists in how to successfully improve performance, the mind/body connection and the wellbeing of elite sportspersons. LJMU has invested £35 million in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for our current and future sport scientists. Entry requirements You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in Sport Psychology, Psychology or a related combined award.
Additional InformationApplications from students with alternative qualifications: you are not eligible for the BPS accredited Stage 1 award, so cannot complete BPS Stage 2 training to become a HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist or have access to Chartered Membership of the Society. Applicants for the non-BPS accredited MSc Sport Psychology award would normally be expected to have the same level of honours degree in a related discipline e.g. Sport Science, where significant evidence of sport psychology study can be demonstrated.