Becoming a Sport and Exercise Psychologist/Consultant

General Training Information

Sports Psychology

During the last decade, psychologists have become increasingly interested in the field of sport psychology. In fact, research conducted by our Center faculty has documented the extent to which psychologists currently work with individual athletes and sport teams in their practices. Despite relatively extensive applied work experiences, few psychologists have any formal training, either coursework or supervised experiences, in sport and exercise

To assist already licensed psychologists who are interested in specializing in sport and exercise psychology, the American Psychological Association – Division 47 (Exercise & Sport Psychology) developed the brochure "How Can a Psychologist Become a Sport Psychologist." This brochure provides step by step information on how psychologists can increase their knowledge about the field and gain practical experiences and sport-specific training. 

For more information, you may want to visit the APA-Division 47