A sports psychologist helps athletes overcome psychological effects after a injury or just to help motivate an athlete who is feeling overwhelmed. They make sure athletes can get back on their feet and performing to full potential.
Certifications needed to practice
- Must be a member of AASP
- Have a doctoral degree in an area closely related to the sport psychology or science
- Completed course work
- Have completed the mentored experience requirements
Day to Day Activities
Day to day activities include the following
- Assessing clients needs and abilities
- Monitoring sporting performance and behavior
- Implementing strategies to help the client overcome difficulties,
- Improve performance or realize
- implementing strategies to help the client overcome difficulties improve performance or realise potential http://www.prospects.ac.uk/sport_and_exercise_psychologist_job_description.htm
Median Pay is around 90,000
Skill set necessary
You must know how to educate athletes how to how to help themselves because there is only so much that a sport phycologist can do but if the athlete is not fully committed to fixing their problem then the treatments are useless.
- The study of physiology started with pigeons
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