by Roman Stigler
Sports Psychologists are concerned with the behaviors, mental processes and well-being of individuals or teams involved in sports. They typically work with either sports or exercise, although some work across both areas.
- Work with coaches, nutritionists, physiologists, other psychologists, etc...
- Assess a athletes behavior, performance, needs, and behavior
- Help athletes with strategies to cope with and surpass setbacks both physical and mental
- Earn a Bachelor's Degree
- Earn a Master's Degree
- Earn a PhD or PsyD
Top Income: approx. $100,000
Lowest Income: approx. $60,000
- Sports Interest
- Good Communication Skills
- Patience and the Ability to Motivate
- Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
- Not all sports require the same psychological needs. For example, someone playing tennis has different psychological needs than someone lifting weights.
- Sports Psychology is available to all age groups and levels, not just professional athletes.
- Sports Psychology widely varies. Same effects of training might be apparent after one session, but some effects or people require more/longer sessions.