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Diploma in Applied Sports Psychology

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About the course

3.1       The Diploma in Applied Sports Psychology provides learners with the foundations and introductory basis in behavioral psychology with roots in sports science, motivation, psychology, mental toughness, as well as health and fitness.

3.2       This course is a scientific study of the psychological factors associated with participation and performance in sport activities.

3.3       Emphasis will be placed on how psychological principles, theories, and research can be used to understand and enhance sport performance from a practical view point.

3.4       To graduate, student must successfully complete and demonstrate competency in all of 5 required modules.

Learning Outcomes

4.1       Origins of Sport Psychology, its development overtime along with various theories. This will enhance your understanding and lay a solid foundation.

4.2       You will have an increased understanding of what motivates athletes, with relevant practical know-how about various techniques as well as theories.

4.3       How to effectively deal with Stressful situations that athletes encounter during the course of their career.

4.4       Be able to know various research methods and various leadership roles in sport psychology, and how to effectively deal with athletes who face burnout situation or face injuries.

4.5       Help build a career in Sport Psychology and how to conduct assessment of athletes.

4.6       Understand how to motivate athletes by effectively applying various theories of motivation.

4.7       Understand and apply various techniques in dealing with stressful situations and how to cope with anxiety related matters.

4.8       Understand effective ways to exercise and apply visualization related techniques and how athletes can benefit from them.

4.9       You will have developed the skills to perform counselling among athletes and provide recommendations regarding dangers of drug and steroid use.

4.10     Understand various relaxation and hypnosis concepts and successfully apply in various situations.

4.11     Earn a Diploma in Applied Sports Psychology.


All the modules here can be taken as individual stackable units and it stacks to form a complete qualification. Each module completion will be awarded a "certificate". Each modules taken separately is priced at $1400. Please email us if you wish to take the modules as stackable qualifications.

Introduction to Sports Psychology

Introduction to Sport Psychology examines the cognitive, social, behavioral, and neurophysiological factors that influence performance in sport and other motor performance endeavors. The field of sport psychology actively promotes the scientist-practitioner model. Utilization of the scientist-practitioner model involves the ability to consume and appropriately apply contemporary theory and scientific findings to the practice of applied sport psychology.

Psychosocial Aspects of Sports Psychology

The focus of this course is on the social and psychological aspects of sport and exercise. Topics covered include personality, motivation, stress and coping, aggression, moral development, team building and cohesion, competition, and leadership. Emphasis will be on the role of sport psychology in influencing participants’ cognition, emotion, and behaviour in physical activity and sport settings.

Goal Setting for Peak Performance

This course covers Sports Psychology theories in goal setting to achieve peak performance. The course will also discuss the step-by-step approach to build a goal and attaining the ‘flow’ for peak performance.

Sport Coaching and Psychology Skills

The course investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success, while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness. By understanding coaching and psychology's influence on sporting careers, you will begin to identify useful aspects that might contribute to your own development, whether that be in sport, study or life in general.

Physiology of Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

This course is designed to provide an overview of the physiology of stress, the body’s responses to stress, and how stress affects the central nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Course Delivery Method
Student to Lecturer Ratio
Cost and Installment Plan
Course Mode and Duration
Assessment Methods and Graduation

Delivered via face-to-face lecture in classroom

25 : 1

$4,500 (Course fee) + $150 (non-refundable registration fee) + $200 (material fee per module) - Payable over 6 installments over 6 months

Full-Time (6 months), 5 days per week @ 3 hours each

Part-Time (7 months), 2 evenings per week @ 4 hours each

Total of 210 in-class contact hours

Class assignment, and class quiz

To graduate, learners must pass all modules

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Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

  1. Above the age of 16 years of age, and

  2. Obtained at least a pass (minimum of C6) at GCE O-Levels in any 2 subjects, or

  3. Nitec, Higher Nitec or other qualifications of equivalent level, or

  4. Mature candidates who are at least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience.


Language Requirements:

  1. At least a pass (minimum C6) at GCE O-Level English or IELTS 5.5.

Sample Certificate

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Completion of this diploma programme allows progression to our advanced diploma programme in applied sports psychology or an advanced diploma* or degree* programme in other schools should you meet their admission requirements*.

What can you do with this diploma?

A diploma in applied sports psychology in Singapore can open up various career opportunities in the field of sports and performance psychology. While it may not qualify you for certain advanced roles that require higher degrees and professional licensure, it can serve as a valuable starting point for a career in sports psychology and related areas.

The million dollar question: What can you do with this diploma?

  1. Sports Coach or Trainer

  2. Athletic Advisor

  3. Performance Enhancement Specialist

  4. Sports Program Coordinator

  5. Fitness Center Manager

  6. Sports Event Organizer

  7. Recreation Program Coordinator

  8. Health and Wellness Coach

  9. Consultant for Sports Teams

  10. Fitness Blogger or Content Creator

How much can you make?

We're not going to make any data up. But a successful sports psychology practitioner in Singapore do not earn less than $200,000 a year. Most lucrative careers in Sports Psychology are often as consultants, trainers, or business owners.

IPHM UK Accreditation

Nanyang Psychology Academy is accredited by International Practitioner of Holistic Medicine in UK.

IPHM UK Membership Number: IPHMNC13663 | Validity: September 2024.

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