• Diploma courses starting soon, apply nowLearn More

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Diploma Sport and Exercise Psychology

Duration: 10 weeks part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 12th June 2018

Days: Tuesday


Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €700

More Info:

Flexible tuition payment options are available. Please note all programmes run subject to sufficient student demand.

Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology Course OverviewWeb Design Course Website Designer Course

This course is targeted at prospective students who have no prior knowledge of psychology. A key part of success in sports and exercise, both on a personal and professional level, is the ability of the person to understand the role that psychology plays in the attainment of successful results. Leading sports people now actively work closely with a sports psychologist as they recognise the competitive advantage which may create from understanding this rapidly evolving area.

Students will be introduced to the concept of motivation and the relevance of a person’s personality type. They will learn about the role self-confidence plays in your day to day behaviour in relation to exercise. The concept of stress, an ever growing factor, in how we behave is discussed. Goal setting is examined in depth, and the challenges which we present to ourselves by placing too much pressure to attain too many goals.


  • Introducing Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Motivation
  • Self-Motivation
  • Identifying your Psychological Core
  • The Role of Stress as a Propelling Dynamic Force
  • The Role and Impact of Self-confidence and Self-efficacy – why can’t I go to the gym?
  • Group Dynamics and Team Dynamics
  • Exercise Addiction and Adherence
  • Field Trip and Practical Observation
  • Psychological Skills Training.

How long is the course?

The Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology runs for 11 weeks (part-time), one evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm  


To be awarded the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology participants will be required to successfully complete an individual written assignment as well complete an observational journal (group work) of activity following class field trip.  

What are my Career Prospects with the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology?

The course has been designed to be of interest to participants who are have an interest in, but no formal qualification or training, sports and exercise psychology. It also offers the student the opportunity to attain his/her own personal development goals. Is can also introduce students to the business area of Sports Management as participants may, on completion, consider progressing to the BA (Hons) in Sports Management and Development.

What are the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Psychology course fees?

The course fee is €700

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply. What should I do?

Direct application can be made using the Apply Online option above. 

Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.


Lecturer Profiles

Shared Student Experiences on this Course

Overall Experience Rating: 0 out of 5 stars
Add and Share your own Student Experience

  • IBAT Student - Vanessa Bradfield

    This course allowed me to greatly improve my interactions with clients in the fitness industry.

    Short URL:
  • IBAT Student - Lynn O'Neill

    Through this course I learned lots about goals, communication, heath and exercise and have changed my way of thinking about motivation. Have applied it in managing my team and used it to keep motivated in my own fitness journey.

    Short URL:

Sport Lecturer Profiles

  • James Claffey- Sports Management and Development Lecturer

    James has eight years lecturing experience chiefly in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He holds an Honours degree in Recreation, Sport & Exercise and has also completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is registered with BASES (the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences) as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. As well as lecturing, James works one to one with individual athletes and teams in the Sport and Exercise Psychology arena. He has over 12 years experience in Sports Coaching and the educational training area. James also also developed the Sport Psychology module for Quality & Qualifications Ireland, which is delivered by a number of third level institutions nationwide. James has a wide and diverse range of industry experience which includes working with awarding bodies such as NCEF, IFP, ITEC, BTEC , FETAC, HETAC, QQI, and ISTD.

    James Claffey, Sports Management and Development Lecturer
    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Apply Online

Further your career with an industry-focused education designed to suit your needs. Apply here.

Watch: What our Part-time Students think


You can visit the campus and speak to a Course Specialist Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, no appointment needed. Or make an appointment on enquiry@ibat.ie