Sports Psychology

Sports psychologists provide psychological services to amateur and professional athletes as a means of helping them to overcome their problems, enhance their athletic performance or to meet personal or professional goals.

The American Psychological Association has indicated that sports psychologists are vital in assisting athletes as they manage the pressure of competition. They also assist athletes by using mental strategies and self-help techniques to enhance performance and provide motivational tools.

There are a variety of degree options available to those who wish to work in the field of sports psychology.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates demand for trained sports psychologists will increase by 22 percent over the next decade. Sports psychologists earn an average of $67,880 annually.

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