Course Description

Diploma Sport and Exercise Psychology

IBAT College, Dublin



Sports psychology is the study of how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. It uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organisations.
Some sports psychologists work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation.

The aim of this Diploma is to give you the foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Course elements include aspects of motivation, the role of stress and team dynamics, and is designed for you to equipped with knowledge on how to change behaviour in a sporting context.

You will be introduced to the concept of motivation and the relevance of a person’s personality type. You will learn about the role self-confidence plays in your day to day behaviour in relation to exercise. The concept of stress, an ever growing factor, in how we behave is discussed. Goal setting is examined in depth, and the challenges which we present to ourselves by placing too much pressure to attain too many goals.

Course Structure

  • Introducing Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Motivation
  • Self-Motivation
  • Identifying your Psychological Core
  • The Role of Stress as a Propelling Dynamic Force
  • The Role and Impact of Self-confidence and Self-efficacy – why can’t I go to the gym?
  • Group Dynamics and Team Dynamics
  • Exercise Addiction and Adherence
  • Field Trip and Practical Observation
  • Psychological Skills Training

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Course Code CIBDSPS1P
College Name IBAT College, Dublin
Course Category Sport, Sport & Leisure Management
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 15th February 2021
Course End Date 3rd May 2021
Course Fee 850
Course Duration 11 weeks
Course Times Monday Evenings 6.30pm-9.30pm
Title of Awarding Diploma Sport and Exercise Psychology
Entry Requirements No prior academic qualification or professional experience in sports and exercise psychology is required. You should have an interest in sports and exercise psychology and wish to expand your knowledge in this area, and/or are perhaps considering embarking on a career in this area.
Career Path This course can assist you in pursuing the following careers: Coaches in professional and amateur sports clubs Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coaching Managers in Gyms and Fitness Centres Youth and Community Coaching Personal Training
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16-19 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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