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Sports Psychology

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Amy Neusaenger

on 29 October 2012

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Bibliography 8th period Entry-level positions usually require a master's or doctorate's degree
Most common degrees:
Clinical Psychology
Sports Psychology
Almost all positions require a master's or higher Education Requirements I chose this profession because I have always been interested in how the mind works. I thought it would be neat to learn more about the subject and how sports psychologists help athletes improve their performance. American Board of Sports Psychology certification program costs $1,500 with textbooks
Annual $100 fee after certification
maintains holder's listing as a certified sports psychologist with the American Board of Sports Psychology
Continued training after certification offered through:
APA (American Psychological Association)
Association for Applied Sports Psychology c e r t i f i c a t i o n Responsibilities Sports psychologists train athletes mentally
They may:
treat mental issues
work to improve confidence
deal with anxiety or nervousness
work with athletes regularly Most sports psychologists work with athletes, however they can also work with:
referees There are a variety of topics and subjects that sports psychologists are concerned with, including:
team building
career transitions universities and colleges
private practice
consultants for
sports teams
athletic departments
professional sports team Salary average is in between $65,000 and $85,000
salaries do depend on
experience level
advanced training Work Schedule
Sports psychologists often have fairly flexible work schedules, depending their employer.
Some do travel directly to patients, however this is less common.
Many are self-employed and enjoy comfortable schedules "Sports Psychology." All Psychology Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2012. <http://www.allpsychologyschools.com/psychology-careers/career/sports-psychology>. Sports Psychology Article "Career Profile - Sports Psychology." About.com Psychology. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2012. <http://psychology.about.com/od/psychologycareerprofiles/p/sportspsyc.htm>. Sports Psychology Article 2 Sports Psychology Careers." LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2012. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/374289-sports-psychology-careers/>. Sports Psychology Article 3 Greenspan, M., P. Fitzsimmons, and S. Biddle. "Aspects of Psychology in Sports Medicine." British Journal of Sports Medicine 25.4 (1991): 178-80. Print. Sports Psychology Sports Medicine Journal Gardner, Frank L. "Applied Sport Psychology in Professional Sports: The Team Psychologist." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 32.1 (2001): 34-39. Print. Team Psychologist Sports Medicine Journal
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