Sports psychologist

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Sport psychologists help professional and amateur athletes overcome problems, enhance their performance and achieve their goals.

Some athletes seek help from a sport psychologist or other exercise and sport psychology professional when they have a problem.

They might become anxious or lose focus during competition, for example. They might have trouble communicating with teammates, controlling their temper or even just motivating themselves to exercise.. Sport psychologists can also help athletes:

  • Enhance performance. Various mental strategies, such as visualization, self-talk and relaxation techniques, can help athletes overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential.

  • Cope with the pressures of competition. Sport psychologists can help athletes at all levels deal with pressure from parents, coaches or even their own expectations.

  • Recover from injuries. After an injury, athletes may need help tolerating pain, adhering to their physical therapy regimens or adjusting to being sidelined.

  • Keep up an exercise program. Even those who want to exercise regularly may find themselves unable to fulfill their goal. Sport psychologists can help these individuals increase their motivation and tackle any related concerns.

What are the Education Requirements for a Sports Psychology Careers?

  • 1. Earn a Bachelor's Degree View Programs4 Years Online or Campus

    2. Earn A Master's Degree View Programs2 Additional Years Online or Campus

    3. Earn a PHD or a PYD View Programs2-4 Additional Years Online or Campus

  • Depending on location, Goldman says, estimates indicate that sport psychologists in university athletic departments can earn $60,000 to $80,000 a year; the highest salaries can exceed $100,000 annually.