Sport psychology involves the mental and behavioural aspects of participation and performance in sport, exercise, and physical activity. People contact a sport psychology professional for various reasons, including:
Psychology is a regulated profession, and as such, only Registered Psychologists can use the term "psychology." There is no specific exam or credential for "sport psychology." Those qualified to practise sport psychology will have a doctoral degree either in psychology with supplemental training in the sport sciences or in sport sciences with additional training in counseling or clinical psychology.
No! Anyone can benefit from mental skills training, both in relation to sport and other aspects of life. Many of the methods that you may see being used by elite athletes, or may read about, can be easily learned, once they are tailored to your specific circumstances and practiced!
No. However, sport psychology services are generally brief (typically, three to five sessions) and, if you work with a registered psychologist, some of the service may be covered by your extended health care plan.
Thank you for providing an integrated approach to health and fitness. I was referred to SEMI for physiotherapy for the debilitating pain of sciatica. As treatment progressed, I also added exercise, massage, osteopathy treatments and counseling with the dietician for weight loss, all available at SEMI. It was wonderful the way the services offered all worked together to compliment and support each other to promote recovery and renewed health. Today I am pain free and healthier and fitter than ever !
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