Sport and exercise psychology?Watch
I am thinking about studying psychology in university , I am currently doing my IGCSE's ( 5 subjects ) and am planning to do the IB diploma next year . I was just wondering what the route to becoming a sport and exercise psychologist is since I don't know how to research a simplified version as everything I find seems to be complicated or makes no sense to me ? What subjects and grades do you need and what course should you take as your Bachelor and then what do you do ? work or get a master or what exactly ? I would like to study in the UK but I live in the UAE so I would be an international student . Could anyone please explain to me the whole route to becoming a sport psychologist and give me any information you have about applying to psychology . thanks a ton
For a start, its a very niché area of psychology- not a very established area of psychology at all. If you click on the link i gave you and select "how" it describes how to become a sports psychologist. First, you need a psychology degree (accredited by the BPS- most psychology degrees are, but not all), then a masters, then an extra qualification where you are supervised by a sports psych.
There may be degrees in sports psychology out there, but its likely that they are going will limit you future career options- since the degree title sounds bad on a CV for non-sports-psychology-related-jobs. HOWEVER, most universities which have psychology degrees will probably not offer sports psychology as a module, so the best university to apply to is one where they have a sports psychology module but just in a regular Pschology Bachelor degree.
Given that its a very niche area of psychology- its very likely that you would need a plan B for another job. Psychology is very interesting though so im sure you'll find something else you enjoy in it. Really its just a matter of reading some psychology books that sound interesting to you.