Have a passion for sports? Interested in achieving optimal performance in activities? Maybe you’re searching ways to improve motivation in individuals or team members? If so, then our online Level 3 Sports Psychology course is the perfect starting point for you! Designed with sporting professionals in mind: coaches, officials, teachers, physiotherapists. However, it’s also idea for the casual sports enthusiast looking to enhance their own performance. So, come join countless other athletes by enrolling today.
Discover the importance of how to optimise performance in sporting activities, motivation and group dynamics in sports.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE Customised Qualification. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Develop knowledge of the scope, purpose and definitions of sports psychology. You’ll gain insight into scientific principles guiding the development of sport psychology. You’ll also learn about the different approaches of understanding psychological influences on sporting performance.
Learn the importance of respecting the differing traits and characteristics of individuals and how they might impact sporting performance. Consider the role self-confidence plays and identify techniques to enhance an athlete’s confidence in sport situations. You’ll also look at perfectionism, self-efficacy and vicarious experiences.
Identify factors influencing the effective functioning of teams. Consider the relationship between team cohesion and performance. Finally, recognise methods that enhance team climate and cohesion.
Familiarise yourself with the psychological aspects of sports injury. Detect the causes and symptoms of burnout in sport participants. Finally, explore the concept of exercise dependence and how it relates to body image. With learning on the Unidimensional Identity Development & External Control Model.
Understand how to develop core relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing. You’ll also know how to use psychological skills for goal setting, as well as create psychological skills training programmes. Areas you’ll study include setting specific goals, self-talk, and improving concentration. With activities to complete.
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You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).