The popularity of sport psychology, both as an academic discipline and an applied practice, has grown substantially over the past few years but it is still a relatively unexplored area. The role of a sports psychologist is to enhance an athletes performance through improved confidence, focus, composure, intensity and self-belief. These areas not only help on the field but it can also benefit the general life of an athlete off the field too.
Work experience is essential for aspiring sport or exercise psychologists, as relevant work internships or placements are usually required to gain a place on a Masters course or open up career opportunities with professional clubs in the discipline. The importance of a sports psychologist as an integral member of the coaching and health care teams is becoming more and more widely recognised.
International Sports Psychology Development Programme
By joining one of our sports psychology internships abroad you may be selected to join our International Sports Psychology Development Programme. Its aim is to provide ongoing sustainable input for both athletes at a grassroots to professional level whilst ensuring our sports psychologists have relevant continuous professional development.
Executed through our partnership with practising and professional sports psychologists you will be provided resources, mentorship and a framework to deliver effective sports psychology across multiple areas. This combined effort helps serve an often overlooked or privileged area of sports development whilst building a community of professionals that can share and contribute in a positive way to help athletes reach their potential on and off the field.