Postgraduate Programs

Sports Psychology

Course code : 5207
Course Commencement : June 2022

Graduates with a Psychology as an option and PG degree holders in Psychology or Graduate / Postgraduate degree in an domain and who are achievers in any sports (individual or team) and have represented at the State / national / international / university levels.

Study Campus

School of Graduate Studies
#34, 1st Cross
J C Road
Bangalore - 560027

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 560069
P+ 91 7337613222

The course is designed to cater to budding psychology students with an interest in contributing to the sports field. It will facilitate in learning about factors that affect sport and performance. Sports Psychology is the study of how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise and physical activity. While some sports psychologists work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation, other professionals utilize exercise and sports to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

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    Well-equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in the society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies encouraging your passion to cater to human development as well as the changing industry and social needs.

Course Highlights
  • The program provide an insight into the theoretical and practical orientation of Sports Psychology and the basic skills of psychological counselling that could be applied in the context of sports coaching.
  • The course work and syllabus that has been designed will ensure that you are trained in skills of counselling and therapy and also get ample opportunities to practice the same.
  • Internship is therefore emphasized along with acquisition of theoretical knowledge and the learning lab additionally focuses on training in administration of psychological assessments that are important in a sports environment.
Semesters I
  • Three theory papers; three learning labs of which one is counselling skills training and one internship
Semesters II
  • Three theory papers; three learning labs of which one is a Minor Research Project and one internship
Learning Labs

Laboratory related practical work will have Continuous Assessments: 20 marks are allotted for each of the nine experiments. Criteria are quality of plan procedure and conduction of the experiment (5marks) analysis and interpretation (5marks) effort, regularity of submission (5marks) viva (5marks). An additional 20 marks is for the final overall performance- conduction, written plan, procedure, interpretation and viva. This would be assessed at the end of the semester.

Internship The student will have to put in minimum 60 hours of work in place selected by the student for the internship. There would be an external (from the place of internship) and internal (from the department) evaluator of the internship undertaken by the student.60 marks out of 100 will be assigned to the report submitted and for quality and nature of work undertaken. This would also include depth of analysis, skills demonstrated and the quality of report. There would be a final presentation given by the student. This would be assessed - 20 for viva and 20 for presentation of learning.

Minor Project marks would be divided as below: 60 for written project (quality of research) 20 for CIA (regularity of submissions, attendance, effort) 20 for Viva voice.

Sports Psychology is still a relatively new and young field in India. The need for qualified sport psychologists to contribute to Indian Sport is highly essential. The field too has a lot to offer to young professionals. This program will provide an opportunity to step into the profession of Sports Psychology. The course work pays attention to the challenges encountered by sports professionals while pursuing their careers and effective management of the same.