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Our affordable online sports psychology program

What distinguishes great athletes? Physical prowess, years of practice, incredible skill in their sport or event. But it’s often the power of the mind that separates the truly gifted from the rest. The best of the best know how to set goals, maintain concentration, and handle pressure in the heat of the moment. These are all mental skills.

As a student of our sports psychology program, you will explore the fundamentals of performance psychology and its importance for both athletes and coaches. Studying at your own pace, this is your opportunity to learn proven mental strategies and techniques, specialize your sports skill set—and move your coaching or athletic career ahead without having to interrupt it.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


What you get

  • Textbook: Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

job growth

Job opportunities

Sports coaching is a high-demand field. After all, it takes skill, knowledge, and personality to bring the best out of an athlete or team—whether it's at the amateur, collegiate, or professional level. As sports participation levels continue to rise in schools and colleges across the nation, it's no surprise that the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 13% job growth for coaches and scouts by 2026*. That's almost twice as fast as the average growth rate for all occupations.



Enroll at any time, study at your own pace, and graduate in as little as four months.


Program topics include behavioral tendencies, motivation theories, leadership, group dynamics, and more.


Everything you learn is based on proven techniques used by professionals to achieve peak performance.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our sports psychology program makes sense for people who want to understand the mental and emotional issues that affect athletic performance, and who want a good grasp of how to motivate sports participants at all levels to do their best. You will get great personal satisfaction from the sports psychology course online because you will learn practical skills you can use in the real world.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth EDGE, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth EDGE throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your sports psychology course online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

The sports psychology diploma isn't our only program that explores the human mind, behavior, and relationships. Our other psychology courses include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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