To state simply, sports psychologists are people who study the relationship between the body and the mind in relation to athletic activities. They counsel and help athletes enhance their performance or overcome any mental hindrances during their on-field performance. They also assist coaches to build a winning team, meet performance related goals and device ways to meet these goals. They work with individual athletes as well as teams.
There is rising need for professionals in this field keeping in view the competitive sporting scenario. Young as well as seasoned sports professionals need counselling from time to time to keep up with the pressure. An expert in the field can provide the required help.
Sports psychologists are employed by universities and professional teams. They may work full time or on a contract basis. High school and colleges also make use of the services of the sport psychologists as they endeavour to train the future athletes. They are helpful in building cooperative habits in teams and assist them to work together.
This course will provide the opportunity to contribute to the athletes’ optimal performance and their physical and mental well-being. The course will teach the methods of counselling, diagnosing and treating various psychological issues of the athletes. The course provides over-all knowledge about the factors that affect sport and the performance of the sportsmen.
Equipped with both theoretical and practical aspects, the course aims to let the professionals in the field to effectively meet the challenges in the field. The course can be taken up by up professionals in the fields, coaches, experienced athletes and also parents with an aspiring sportsperson.
1: PROFESSIONALISM, MIND, BODY AND SOUL
2: SPORT, PLAYING AT GAMES AND IN COMPETITION
3: WINNING IS EVERYTHING
4: DEVELOPING THE ‘ALWAYS A WINNER’ ATTITUDE
5: THE MIND AND THE HEART
6: FOCUSING IN AND PSYCHING OUT
7: TENSION AND MUSCLE FATIGUE
8: SELF-BELIEF AND SELF-DOUBT