Certificate in practice-oriented sports psychology
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): postgraduate certificate
Name Organisation/ University: University of Leuven
Address: FaBeR, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee
Number of spots: A maximum of 10 participants is allowed; the training is not organized with fewer than 6 participants. A selection interview is held due to the maximum capacity of the study program.
Costs/ tuition fee: 4500 €
Start of the program: organized every two years (check website)
Application deadline: organized every two years (check website)
Language of tuition: Dutch
Admittance of foreign students: no
Study duration/Workload (ECTS): 4 semesters (2 years)
100 contact hours: thematic lessons held on Saturdays for which students are asked to read literature in advance
300 internship hours:
1 ° Focus on the guidance of top athletes in combining a top sports career and higher education studies. In this process, links must be sought with performance-enhancing mental skills.
2 ° Observation internship with sports psychologists active within the Flemish sports scene.
3 ° During the first year, in consultation with the coordinators of the program, students put together an internship. After approval, this internship is followed through during the second course year.
All pillars are supervised by the training coordinators in collaboration with sports psychologists who have expertise in various sports disciplines, settings (elite sports schools, individual coaching, teams, ...) and levels (from recreational to Olympian).
Preparation and processing assignments linked to the thematic sessions
Exams for auxiliary subjects
Presentation and defense of the portfolio with all relevant internship experiences and processing assignments
Permanent internship evaluation by supervisor(s) of the program
Practical internship (yes/no): Yes, 300 hours
Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes
Target group and Study focus:
The program is aimed at psychologists with an affinity for performance sports and with the ambition to provide added value for the athlete, their coaches and their environment through scientifically substantiated interventions.
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives
Students are expected to be able to function in a high performance setting as expert of the psychological aspects of high performance
The program is only open to Masters in Psychology.
How to apply
More details HERE
Contact details: dr. Stef Van Puyenbroeck, Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)