Sport & Exercise Psychology

Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors.

Sport psychology is a proficiency that 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 organizations.

Sport psychologists are interested in two main areas: (1) helping athletes use psychological principles to achieve optimal mental health and to improve performance (performance enhancement) and (2) understanding how participation in sport, exercise and physical activity affects an individual's psychological development, health and well-being throughout the lifespan.

Sport psychology is a proficiency that 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 organizations.

  • Personality and Motivation
  • Applied sport and exercise psychology
  • Belief, Self-Talk and Performance Enhancement 
  • Psychosocial Factors in Physical Activity
  • Debate over the professionalization of Sport psychology
  • Educational Sport psychologists

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