Sports Psychologist

By: Mitchel Kizala

Occupation and Description

Uses psychological knowledge to talk to players how to have optimal performance, a how to keep healthy why playing your sport, Developmental and social aspects of participating in a sport, and systemic issues that have to do with sports settings and organizations.

Education Requirements

You will need to earn your bachelor's, Master's and PHD to be successful in the career.

Daily Activities: Nature of the Work

You will observe and learn ways to help an athlete be motivated to do all they need to do to be the best they can be. Also teach them ways to access their goal without going through a lot of obstacles. Psychologist's also might help athletes that have had troubles with bad injuries and try to get their mind right so they want to heal and get back on the field/court.

Average income

The averages range 60,000-exceeding 100,000 dollars a year. The salary range is said to be a wide variety.
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Skills that are necessary to be successful in this profession

Like able and had something very applied and concrete to offer. Multiple contacts with athletes at the beginning of the year. Accessible enough to establish a report for the athlete.

Where do Sports Psychologist work?

Sport psychologists typically work in facilities that cater to and accommodate athletes of all different shapes, sizes, and ages.High schools and colleges might hire a sport psychologist to talk with and counsel their student athletes, for instance. Some sport psychologists may even work exclusively with professional sports teams and other professional athletes. Sport psychologists can also usually find employment at hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, and gyms.

3 fun facts

If you work hard and get pretty good at what you do you can work with famous athletes. Help people recover from really bad injuries. You can possibly get paid a lot.
Olympics 2012 - The Importance of Sports Psychology