A sport psychology major will provide you with the behavioral knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the physical and mental performance of those participating in recreation, fitness, exercise and sport settings. By understanding the psychology associated with human movement, you will specialize in the context of sport and exercise performance and the strategies for achieving peak performance.
This major will better prepare students seeking careers in coaching, wellness management, sport management, life skills programming and physical rehabilitation. Many Olivet students work with patients in hospital wellness or rehabilitation programs as they recover from sports-related injuries.
Sport psychologists help athletes use psychological principles and skills to achieve optimal mental health and to improve performance. They understand how an individual’s participation in sport, exercise and physical activity affects their psychological development, health and well-being.
A personal trainer creates and delivers safe and effective exercise programs for healthy individuals, groups or those with recovering from a physical ailment or surgery.
Coaches give athletes the skills and abilities they need to excel at their specific sport. They are also tasked with teaching their charges the value of sportsmanship and teamwork and help fuel an athlete's competitive drive.
A sports rehabilitation therapist helps athletes with the psychological aspect of recovery. Often, the mental challenges can seem more difficult than the physical injuries suffered.
Recognizes students in the areas of physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.
Dedicated to promoting the study of psychology, providing educational enrichment, promoting personal development, and providing service to the campus and community.
Established to follow the guidelines set forth by the NCAA, which is the college’s governing body for athletics. This committee allows the…
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