Best Sport Psychology Courses

Find the best online Sport Psychology Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Sport Psychology Courses.

Fully Accredited Professional Sports Psychology Diploma

Understanding The Psychology Of Sport With Powerful Techniques To Overcome Blocks & Achieve Your Goals In Sport!

Created by Dr Karen E Wells - Bestselling Instructor:Over 157,000 Students

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Students: 1909, Price: $94.99

Students: 1909, Price:  Paid

Study In Confidence with Dr Karen E Wells : Bestselling Instructor with over 71,000 Udemy students (over 43,000 students buying additional courses) in 177 countries!

Fully Accredited Professional Sports Psychology Diploma

Understanding The Psychology Of Sport & Using Powerful Techniques To Overcome Blocks & Achieve Your Goals In Sport!

This course is fully accredited by CTAA - Complementary Therapists Accredited Association.

The course is aimed at those that are already qualified in Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy and wish to add Sports Psychology to their existing skills or those that wish to improve their own sports performance.

This powerful diploma course on Sports Psychology is an area of psychology that has become increasingly popular in recent years. A sports psychologist plays a vital role in helping sports enthusiasts – from beginners through to professional level to cope with the many stresses or pressures that goes hand in hand with their competitive lifestyles. A sports psychologist helps their clients to overcome stress, anxiety, self-doubts and improves motivation. This can make a significant improvement in training, mindset and their ability to win.

Sports psychologists do not just work with professional athletes but, they help anyone who loves sport and who wishes to improve their abilities. So, this course helps those who are interested in helping others whether family members, at a sports club, or, assisting the development of professional sports people. Equally, it enables you the opportunity to improve your own sporting ability if you so choose.

The course is a combination of video modules and a training manual.

Our easy to learn modules include:

  • Welcome to your Fully Accredited Professional Sports Psychology Diploma Course

  • Your Fully Accredited Professional Sports Psychology Diploma Training Manual

  • What Is Sports Psychology

  • Self Talk

  • Stress

  • Sport & Fear

  • Reflections

  • Hypnosis And This Sports Psychology

  • Hypnosis & Stress

  • Hypnosis For Superstar Sports

  • Hypnosis For Achieving Your Goals

  • Final Summary & Bringing It All Together

  • Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by CTAA - Complementary Therapists Accredited Association.

Sport Psychology: Develop the Champion Mindset

The Vital Sports Psychology Mental Skills needed for any successful performance as used by the world's greatest athletes

Created by Geoff and Elizabeth Greenwood FCCA MBA MSc - Performance Specialists That Turn Your Dreams into Reality

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Students: 1679, Price: $129.99

Students: 1679, Price:  Paid

This course has been created for the benefit of all sports performers who want to understand how they can develop their minds for success, just like the world's greatest performers do. Updated 2020: Now includes a Free Mental Toughness Assessment that can score your current mental skills capabilities. The ability to see a sport psychologist is not available to most amateur sports competitors through cost, culture or cost, so the course has been created to overcome these barriers. Other disciplines such as business, military and high pressure vocations can use this course as there is considerable overlap.

The material has been extracted from the scientific literature and packaged into a simpler to understand approach for all students. It is supported by documents, examples and strategies for you to apply.

There is no doubt from the evidence that if 2 competitors are of equal fitness, technique and physical ability then the one who has worked upon their mental skills will have a considerable edge in terms of becoming victorious.

The course is structured into each of the 12 mental skills:

  1.   Professional Attitude

  2.   Goal Setting

  3.   Motivation

  4.   Intensity

  5.   Concentration

  6.   Psychological preparation

  7.   Self Confidence

  8.   Emotional Control

  9.   Mental Rehearsal

  10.   Positive Thought Control

  11.   Mental Toughness

  12.   Team Cohesion & Dynamics

The course has training videos, supporting documents, example You Tube videos and a course narrative. Everything for you to implement is free, quick and powerful in terms of your improvement.

The course can be completed in a few hours but to make lasting change in your life needs you to implement the material and practice on an ongoing basis. It is similar to the gym in so much as the brain muscle needs to be exercised regular so as to make neural changes of a long lasting nature.

Sport Psychology for Athletes

Master the fundamentals of sport psychology to improve performance and gain a mental edge

Created by Chris Worfolk - Psychologist and software consultant

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Students: 1593, Price: $89.99

Students: 1593, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in sport psychology? Maybe you're an athlete or a coach looking for practical techniques. Or maybe a student or lifelong learner who loves sport. 

If so, this is the course for you. It will provide you with a beginner-level grounding in the theory, but with a focus on practical application and how to use the techniques in your own life, whatever level of sport you play.

We won't just be looking at slides, we'll be out there exploring, with quizzes, workbooks and practical exercises to work through.

We'll look at:

  • Motivation

  • Focus

  • Confidence

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Mental imagery

  • Relaxation

  • Self-talk

  • Mindfulness

And much more!

Watch the video or check out our preview lessons to get a taste of what is inside the course.

If that sounds exciting, hit the "buy now" button to get started immediately. I can't wait to see you inside the course!

Introductory Sport Psychology

Developing sport psychology skills that you can use when you train, compete or coach

Created by Michelle Pain - Sport Psychologist

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Students: 1149, Price: $49.99

Students: 1149, Price:  Paid

This sport psychology course teaches students how to apply sport psychology tools on themselves or others. Everything you need for the course will be provided, including Powerpoint slides and video. Students could reasonably be expected to complete this course over 4-8 weeks if working on 1-2 topics per week. The course is structured to be undertaken sequentially. This course would suit people wanting to learn more about themselves as athletes or coaches, or to see how sport psychologists work with athletes and coaches. The course gives you information, and an opportunity to use this information on yourself or others, but does not include assessment.

For students wanting to complete exercises and assessment that might lead to an academic qualification (eg SISSCGP310A 'Support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology' - this course has recently had the course code changed to SISSCO308A to better reflect its Sports Coach content), or complete professional development points for coaching accreditation, I recommend you continue and undertake the assessment for the Advanced Sport Psychology course on Udemy (both the Introductory and Advanced courses are required to be completed to establish competency).

Applied Sport Psychology and Leadership in Sport

Enhance your knowledge of sport psychology from an athlete or coach perspective with this in depth applied course.

Created by Keith Begley - Performance Psychology Consultant

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Students: 307, Price: $89.99

Students: 307, Price:  Paid

With over 12 hours of highly engaging video content, consisting of 57 video lectures including numerous resources and examples from contemporary sport, this course is presented as an applied sport psychology course for coaches, athletes and leaders or anybody considering some learning in this area. The course is pitched at a very attainable level to cater for all learners - ie NVQ Level 4 in UK. This would equate to equivalent of QQI or FETAC Level 6 standard course in Ireland. or pre-university course in other countries.

With over 20 years coaching experience across a range of sports and levels, from child and youth level sport up to and including elite level, I have developed this course to help you broaden your understanding of sport psychology in an easy and practical manner.  This is additionally informed by over 10 years sport psychology experience in elite level high performance settings, working with athletes up to and including Olympic level (see bio for further details). With applied references to the most cutting edge research in sport psychology, I have included countless examples of how the best teams, coaches and athletes across the world, apply best practice in utilization of sport psychology in their pursuit of excellence.

Using a series of multiple choice quizzes and a complimentary 45 page work-book with 33 separate practical and applied tasks, this extensive course is designed to significantly enhance your knowledge in this area as an athlete, coach or leader in your field.  It also includes complimentary deep breathing and relaxation exercises with some practical advice around implementing such practices. Those who finish the course will receive  certification on completion.

See Course Content tab below for the level of depth across 7 units of work.

Thank you for taking the time to research this course. I look forward to you signing up and seeing you on the other side, where you will greatly enhance your knowledge in this area.

Practical Sport Psychology

The 'how, why, when, and where' to use sport psychology skills and techniques with athletes and coaches

Created by Michelle Pain - Sport Psychologist

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Students: 289, Price: $39.99

Students: 289, Price:  Paid

This course is comprised of several sections: the first section has two colleagues who work with athletes and coaches discuss their respective approaches teaching clients sport psychology skills, including Motivation, Arousal Control, and Mental Imagery. Sections 2-4 have a series of interviews with three athletes/coaches about how they use these approaches in real life, and Section 5 has a presentation Michelle gave on 'psyching up and psyching down' to Amersham-Wycombe College students in Dec 2015. Section 6 discusses how one might put together a Psychological Skills Training program based on the requirements of the sport and the needs of the participants, and Section 7 discusses a hierarchy of PST skills, and the concept of evaluation of PST training. Section 8 is comprised of two questions designed for you to give feedback to the authors, based on your perceptions of the effectiveness and usefulness of the content, examples and resources. There is no right or wrong answer - we value your feedback.

The course is designed to be a resource for teachers and students completing BTEC National's Unit 20 (Applied Sport Psychology), but would support many vocational and higher education sport psychology or sports coaching requirements.

If a student wanted just to know about the skills alone, completing this course would take about 2 hours, but video interviews with coaches and athletes are also included to aid the students' understanding of how to apply these skills in real life, so the total content for this course is about 6-7 hours worth of listening. These interviews would be useful for students thinking of creating their own 6 week psychological skills program. There is no formal assessment for this course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to create and evaluate a 6 week Psychological Skills Training session for an athlete, team or coach, using the skills described herein, based on knowledge of a sport's requirements, and taking into account the needs of their (hypothetical) client.

Who is this course for?
* Athletes and Coaches
* Judges, Officials and Referees
* Parents of athletes
* Students of sport psychology courses at universities and colleges around the world, and
* Corporate / Management personnel wanting to adapt sport psychology concepts to the performance of staff in business settings

Although this course is designed to be used in a sports setting, however it could equally be applied to the corporate world where top performing businesses use exactly the same skills (such as having a vision of success, controlling nerves during presentations, building team cohesion, using effective communication styles, setting goals etc).

Sport Psychology: Motivation with this mental process

A system to follow mentally that can ensure that you succeed in your goals, health and wellbeing and motivation daily

Created by Geoff and Elizabeth Greenwood FCCA MBA MSc - Performance Specialists That Turn Your Dreams into Reality

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Students: 136, Price: $89.99

Students: 136, Price:  Paid

Updated 2021: Neuroscience and how to rewire your brain in simple steps. Motivation for Success: 6 Steps to Perform Under Pressure will introduce you to the concept and process of the REPEAT Model (Route To Exceptional Performance Each Actual Time) that in no time at all you will be able to apply to all aspects of your work, career, sport, business and personal life to deliver an exceptional performance just when you need it often under extreme pressure. This outcome often ensures success and achievement in everything that you want. Includes a Mental Toughness Assessment for your information.

Master Your Motivation Quickly & Easily For Your Success & Wellbeing For Every Important Event Or Situation To You.

  • Handle stress, pressure & adversity

  • Learn a unique model to apply easily

  • Fire up your motivation every time

  • Improve physical & psychological wellbeing

  • Put yourself in the very best position to succeed

  • Develop mental toughness for FREE ongoing

The REPEAT model is a 6 Step approach towards triggering your challenge state in motivational terms that allows you to face pressure and opportunity with the correct mindset, wired for success that you can start to apply today with simple strategies and actions we have laid out for you to follow.

Motivation for Success: 6 Steps to Perform Under Pressure material has been applied for many decades within very high performing professions and proven to work consistently. All strategies are underpinned by performance science and have been shown to be highly effective when the individual is under pressure to deliver the goods when needed.

To have this ability to thrive under pressure will make you a stand out candidate for job roles, promotion, success at sport, a career in the military, starting your own business or even turning you life around from unemployment. You will become mentally tough and have unlimited amounts of confidence; have total control over what you need to have and to focus only upon what you can succeed in and not what you can't, whilst keeping mental demands in check and balance.

The course is broken down into 12 sections each including a training module and a summary of the training. It is supported by a 20 page workbook and a 37 page narrative that are downloadable for you to read if you wish offline.

It has been designed to follow a natural pathway from no knowledge through to looking at and planning your future potential. You will learn the process and the easy to apply tactics to develop your mind and motivation.

The Route To Exceptional Performance Each Actual Time (REPEAT) is introduced and touches upon simple neuroscience principles and how they affect our performance. Moving through self awareness and how this helps you to choose the correct state for success. You will learn to change your thinking and to reduce pressure upon yourself whilst building extra mental resources to help you thrive through anything.

Motivation for Success: 6 Steps to Perform Under Pressure will finish by you having a better understanding of you and how you are feeling and thinking and what you can do about it to help you achieve when something is important to you. There are also some very essential improvements here for your mental and physical health without drugs, therapy or any other intervention apart from what you have learned.

Sport Psychology for Parents

The mental skills of parenting in sport

Created by James Newman - Sport & Exercise Psychologist

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Students: 27, Price: $59.99

Students: 27, Price:  Paid

A comprehensive and fun e-learning course for parents of children in competitive sport - packed with practical information and exciting psychological insights. The course can be done from home, at your own speed and there are two parts with 3 lectures each:

MASTERING THE MIND: Learn the secrets of competitive pressure and how your child responds to it

MASTERING PARENTING: Gain practical exercises & skills to support your child to enjoy and improve their competitive performances.

This course is designed to help you help children in sport. You'll learn about how the brain works under pressure. Why performers often 'break down' under pressure and how to overcome these challenges to ensure children have the best experience possible.

Sport Psychology 101: Mental Skills for Mastering Your Mind

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Created by Mona Pretorius - Master of Sport Psychology

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Students: 5, Price: $79.99

Students: 5, Price:  Paid

Sport Psychology is useful when you are struggling in sport and life. However, it is just as useful when you are on top of your game.

A lot of athletes put stress on themselves on a daily basis or on the competition day due to their inner narratives, also known as self-talk or what you say to yourself in your mind.

In this course, we will cover a wide range of topics so you can be armed with the tools to deal with the stress of training and competing. I have also created a workbook as part of this course to help you take your first steps to guide you through:

  • Goal setting

  • Priority and Time Management

  • Visualisation

  • Coping strategies

  • Getting in the Zone

Take a look at my FREE preview videos to see how this course is structured and my background as an elite athlete and coach.

It doesn't matter what sport you play, or at what level you play. These mental skills can be applied to all areas of your life.

“Slay the dragon, before the dragon slays you”.

If you're ready to tackle the area of mental skills and sport psychology to improve yourself and get a leg up on your competition, then click the "buy now" to get started!