The Introduction to Sports Psychology course provides an interesting insight into the psychological traits found in successful athletes.

For individual and team sports, the psychological dynamics change and these can affect the performance of the athlete.

This course provides athletes, coaches, and allied sports personnel with the understanding and motivation techniques required to support the athlete or team achieve success.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes
  3. State of Mind.
  4. Motivation
  5. Aggression
  6. Leadership & Coaching
  7. Team Dynamics
  8. Special Groups
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe the nature and scope of Sports Psychology
  • Identify psychological traits found in successful athletes.
  • Explain effects of state of mind on athletic performance.
  • Recommend ways of maintaining or increasing motivation in an athlete.
  • Differentiate between positive and negative applications of aggressive emotions in sport.
  • Discuss the role of leadership in sports coaching.
  • Explain the impact on performance of psychological interactions within a sporting team.
  • Describe variations in the sports psychology of different demographic groups.