Why I Chose Sports Psychology
I decided on Sports Psychology, because the thought of helping athletes through the power of psychology got me intrigued. I am and have been an athlete for a long time, but I have never experienced sports psychology that I know of. Since I have never experienced any of these types of counseling, though being an athlete, and had interest in this particular field, I decided to put sports psychology as my biggest interest.
Until last year, I was actually very interested in sports psychology. I was so interested, that I was thinking about majoring in the field for college. One of the reasons for this was because I wanted study and work in the industry of sports. After further thinking and discussion with my family members, I changed my mind and chose Business Administration as my major instead. However, I still had an interest in this particular field when coming into Chapman University.
My main reason for taking this Introduction to Psychology course was that I wanted to use the knowledge from this course in future business. However, outside of this reasoning, I took this course because I knew that I was going to come across sports psychology, or any knowledge that will help me with my performance in soccer.
When this group project was assigned, there was no field I wanted to research on other than sports psychology. I believe that I will have a more in-depth understanding of this specific field after reading all the journals, analyzing and summarizing articles, and working collaboratively with my peers.
How are Sports Psychologists trained, and what do they generally do?
According to Ciccarelli & White (2013), sports psychologists help athletes prepare mentally for participation in sports. Starting a sports psychology career requires both physical education and psychology. Many colleges offer sports psychology bachelor degree programs; however, aspiring sports psychologists can usually start with a bachelor’s degree...