P G Diploma in Sports Psychology

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January 3, 2024
12 Months


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Sports Psychology

Even Superheroes Need Mental Support

Years back Diego Maradona made a revelation “Messi a leader? You can’t call someone a leader who goes to the bathroom 20 times before every game. It’s useless to make a leader of a guy like that.” What is wrong with going to the bathroom 20 times? It’s common due to anxiety and stage fright. But, what you do to manage it is important.

Recently Virat Kohli revealed that he suffered from depression and what he did to overcome it. It shows the significance of Sports Psychologists in the sports domain. Not only athletes but the coaches, referees and even the team managers need the support of sports psychologists to keep them cool during hot games without seizing the fire in their belly. Unluckily, we have very less qualified Sports Psychologists to cater to our needs.

SMRI introduces one of the most advanced sports psychology courses, PG DIPLOMA IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY to cater to the world’s need for highly qualified SPORTS PSYCHOLOGISTS.


Sports psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address the optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations. One of the roles of a sports psychologist is to work with athletes, to teach them how to perfect their mental skills to improve their performance.

When compared to other careers, a sports person’s career has immense pressure. Their performance is witnessed by thousands of viewers in the gallery and millions of audiences all over the world. They are encumbered by the burden of expectations, and this stress can adversely affect their performance. Also, news, gossip and criticisms about them can impose a heavy levy on them. A sports psychologist can help them tackle such situations effectively and successfully.


PG Diploma in Sports Psychology (PGDSP) is introducing you to the field of sports psychology by providing a broad overview of the major topics in the area. This course covers all the psychological skills and techniques that are used to support athletes to deliver their peak performance. This course will train you to successfully work with athletes, coaches and referees, from amateur to the elite level.

If you are a coach or physical education teacher who wants to be an elite coach, PG Diploma in Sports Psychology will give you great insights into the minds of athletes and also tips on guiding them to deliver performance even beyond their perceived abilities.

If you are a graduate in psychology or related subjects, a specialisation in Sports Psychology through PGDSP will help you become a celebrity psychologist. You can help athletes, coaches, managers and many others meet their psychological needs, especially those related to performance.

If you are a graduate with a passion for sports and love to help others, a PG Diploma in Sports Psychology is the best choice to land into the right career, Sports Psychology.


Any degree


12 months


Ernakulam, Trichy & Hybrid Mode

Course Outline

PSP101 Introduction to Psychology
PSP102 Principles of Sports Management
PSP103 Sports and Exercise Psychology
PSP104 Developmental Psychology
PSP105 Motor Learning and Motor Skill Acquisition
PSP106 Cognitive Psychology in Sports

PSP107 Social Psychology in Sports
PSP108 Psychometric and Psycho Diagnostics
PSP109Intervention Strategies and Sports Behavior
PSP110 Communication Skills
PSP111 Project Work

(Contents of the programme may change frequently due to our Quality Policy and Research process in order to make the course best suit to the industry demands)


Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. We are following a continuous assessment system to ensure maximum learning effectiveness. The assessment objectives are classified into 1) Knowledge and Understanding, 2) Application of the concepts learned and 3) Performing skills. The theory is assessed continuously by a mixture of assessment strategies including essays, examinations, reports, portfolio and seminars. The practice is verified by your mentor and assessed through coursework. The assessment methods may change the subject by subject.


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Certification Requirements

  1. Completion of all subjects
  2. 85% attendance
  3. 50% marks in theory exams and 60% in practical exams
  4. Must have completed 100% coursework
  5. Successful completion of the internship
  6. Adherence to SMRI norms, guidelines and deadlines

Fee & Other Details

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