What does a sports psychologist do?greenspun.com : LUSENET : APA Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology : One Thread
I am a high school student and am flirting with the option of becoming a sports psychologist, but I honestly have no clue what they do! If someone is willing to give me a brief rundown on what it is that these particular psychologists do, that'd be great! Thanks in advance for your help!
-- Melody Gammon (email@example.com), November 13, 1998
E-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (405-744-7476) and we can discuss this in more detail.
Short answer: Sport psychologists work with individual athletes or teams to improve athletic performance (e.g. choking), or help with sport-caused or sport-related psychological problems (e.g. anxiety). Some sport psychologists are college professors who do research and teach in the field. Some are combinations of all three above.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Steven W. Edwards, Ph.D., FACSM Professor and Certified Consultant Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
-- Steven W. Edwards (email@example.com), November 16, 1998.