Sport and exercise psychologists are concerned with the behaviours, mental processes and wellbeing of individuals, teams and organisations involved in sport and exercise. It is fairly rare for practitioners to work across both fields and they tend to specialise in either sport or exercise.
Sport psychologists work with athletes and teams involved in sport from amateur to elite professional level, with the aim of helping them deal psychologically with the demands of the sport and to improve their personal development and performance.
Exercise psychologists work with the general public to increase motivation and participation in exercise, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and advising on the psychosocial benefits that exercise can offer.
Activities more closely associated with sport psychology include:
Activities vary between the branches of sport and exercise psychology. Generic activities are likely to include:
Activities more closely associated with exercise psychology include: