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Postgraduate Diploma - Sports Psychology

Why take this course?

Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Psychology - The Course is designed to cater to budding psychology students with an interest in contributing to the Sports Field. This course 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. 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.

What will I experience?

  • 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

What opportunities might it lead to?

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

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Commerce

Course Commencement

June 2020


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

Study Campus

  • School of Graduate Studies
  • #34, 1st Cross
  • J C Road
  • Bangalore - 560 027

Admissions Office

  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • # 44/4, District Fund Road
  • Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
  • Bangalore - 5600 69
  • P+ 91 80 46650125

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

I Semester
  • Three theory papers; Three learning labs of which one is Counselling skills training and one internship
II Semester
  • Three theory papers; three learning labs of which one is a Minor Research Project and one internship

Examination and Assessment

Theory papers will have a semester end examinations which will be assessed for 80 marks. 20 for IA (assignments, internal tests, class presentations, attendance, regularity of submissions, effort)

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.