The Sports Psychology course is an important add on skill for Sports Coaches and is aimed at individuals who are working with teams or athletes, as well as those who work in the leisure industry.

The Sports Psychology course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to change behavior in a sporting context. It will enable participants to develop an understanding of the psychological principles that underpin coaching techniques.

The 2 key areas of interest in sports psychology are:

  1. Understanding how psychology can be applied to improve motivation and performance and
  2. Understanding how sports and athletics can improve mental health and overall well-being

These two areas encompass a range of topics including:

  • Motivation to persist and achieve
  • Psychological considerations in sport injury and rehabilitation
  • Counseling techniques with athletes
  • Assessing talent
  • Exercise adherence and well-being
  • Self-perceptions related to achieving
  • Expertise in sport
  • Youth sport
  • Performance enhancement and self-regulation techniques

While popular perceptions often presume that Sports Psychology is only concerned with professional athletics, this specialty area includes a broad range of scientific, clinical and applied topics involving sports and exercise.

Qualifications Gained

  • QQI Minor Award in Sports Psychology (6N4665)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week.

Course Content Modules

  1. The Development of Sports Psychology
  2. Sports Psychology and Performance
  3. Arousal, Stress and Anxiety
  4. Concept of Motivation in Sport
  5. Goal Setting
  6. Leadership and Coaching




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