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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.

What you get

  • Comprehensive sport psychology training textbook and study guides
  • Personalized career guidance and Career Tools
  • The option to take part in our live commencement ceremony
 
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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.

 

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

SPECIALIZE YOUR SKILLS

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

REAL-WORLD RELEVANCE

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.

Yes! All students in our sports psychology training receive personalized career assistance. We'll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore relevant job opportunities that may be available in your area.

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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