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Sport and Exercise Psychology

Health and fitness

Sport Psychologists work with individuals on a one-to-one basis or with groups and teams. Their aim is to ensure that an athlete is psychologically prepared for the demands of competition and training, and for the emotional consequences of an injury. They work with a variety of people at different levels ranging from amateur to professional athletes.

Some of their key roles include:

Exercise Psychologists use the application of psychological theory to promote exercise participation and motivation levels in the general population rather than athletes. They can work with individuals to plan exercise regimes.

A few aspects of the job involve:

Qualifications - How do I become a Sport or Exercise Psychologist?

What relevant work experience would I need?


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