Sports Psychologist Job Description

Sports Psychologist Job Description

4.5
127 votes for Sports Psychologist
Sports psychologist provides psychological services (assessment, psychotherapy, crisis and disaster management) to a diverse clientele of individuals, couples, and groups.

Sports Psychologist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective sports psychologist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included sports psychologist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consult with student athletes, coaches, and staff related to sports psychology and mental health issues
Educate student-athletes on topics related to sports psychology
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness
Work with campus healthcare providers and counseling services to refer when necessary to specialists
Mental health issues and wellness topics
Substance abuse education and assessment
Treatment, follow-up, and/or referral to university or community resources
Lead educational sessions for coaches, staff, and student-athletes related to best practices and industry leading programming
Attend Counseling department meetings
Attend professional development workshops within Counseling Center

Sports Psychologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sports Psychologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AASP, AED, CPR

Education for Sports Psychologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sports psychologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Kinesiology, Human Performance, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Sports Science, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Education, Social Work, Health

Skills for Sports Psychologist

Desired skills for sports psychologist include:

Human performance technology and assessment
Theory and application of organization design and assessment
HIPPA and FERPA

Desired experience for sports psychologist includes:

Maintenance of written records within Titanium
Maintenance of industry certifications/continuing education requirements
5+ years of experience in sports psychology
Experience in assisting with strength and conditioning testing and training protocols
Ability to meet physical demands of training with military personnel and to lift loads of up to 20 kilograms
PhD degree in Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Exercise and Sport Sciences

Sports Psychologist Examples

1

Sports Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a sports psychologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sports psychologist
  • Provide individual counseling and performance enhancement to student-athletes, including evaluation
  • Provide team consultation as needed, including meeting with coaches to assess the team’s well-being and performance needs and educating student-athletes about psychological skills that can enhance well-being and performance
  • Consultation with the Sports Medicine Staff as needed, on individual cases and team issues
  • Consultation with coaches and administrators as needed, on issues relevant to the psychological well-being of student-athletes
  • Collaboration with current sports psychologist
  • Build relationships and provide direct clinical services to student athletes, while also helping to connect student athletes with the comprehensive services of the Counseling Center
  • Provide consultation, assistance, and educational opportunities for coaches, Athletic Administrators, Sports Medicine Staff (including Team Physicians and Athletic Trainers), Strength and Conditioning Staff, Academic Advisors, and other support staff members of the Athletics Department
  • Provide performance enhancement services to students and teams
  • Collaborate with Student Athlete Development to provide requested programming that can assist with the overall development of Student-Athlete health and well-being
  • Serve as an active member of the Athletics Health Care Providers Team
Qualifications for sports psychologist
  • Specialized training in sport psychology or AASP certification
  • Experience in working with elite athletes
  • PhD degree in Sports Psychology
  • Association for Applied Sports Psychology Certification
  • Psychologist License in good standing in the state of Indiana
  • Five years of Sports Psychology experience working directly with collegiate Student-Athletes
2

Sports Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of sports psychologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sports psychologist
  • Participate on CAPS and University Committees as assigned
  • Conduct evaluations and provide therapy to student athletics in individual and group settings
  • Provide performance and mental skills training services to individual student athletes, teams and coaches
  • Provide psycho-educational programs related to mental health and wellness for student athletes and other members of athletic department
  • Consult with parents, department personnel, physicians, faculty, deans, residence life staff, on and off campus counseling services and other individuals when appropriate in order to provide quality care
  • Consult and collaborate closely with Sports Medicine Staff
  • Attend and participate in clinical CARE team meetings and other staff meetings as requested
  • Supervise mental health treatment, prevention and education programs
  • Comply with NCAA, Conference and Institutional rules and regulations
  • Educate regarding role as Sport Psychologist/Athletic Counselor within Athletics Department and create effective, working relationships with coaches, administrators, and student-athletes
Qualifications for sports psychologist
  • Ability to communicate and interact closely with Student-Athletes, coaching staffs, administration, and associated medical care personnel
  • Master’s Degree (MA/MS) in Human Performance or Kinesiology or Exercise and Sports Science with a specialization in Sports Psychology
  • Candidates with previous experience in collegiate or professional athletics are preferred
  • Requires a valid Michigan license to practice psychology
  • Certification as a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is desired, but not required
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited institution
3

Sports Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of sports psychologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sports psychologist
  • Provide consultation to and education for coaches, administrators, and staff regarding student-athlete emotional well-being, academic success, athletic performance, and emerging team needs
  • Participate in development and implementation of leadership, transition, and health/wellness programming for student-athletes
  • Design and deliver educational, insight-oriented, and performance enhancing team interventions per coach directives, needs assessment, and provider availability
  • Participate in multidisciplinary treatment and performance teams, including but not limited to substance abuse, eating disorders, and Pack Performance
  • Consult and collaborate with Counseling Center (CC) staff regarding CC initiatives and client work, as appropriate
  • Shared participation in after-hours “on call” for student-athletes
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation and record keeping utilizing EMR
  • Maintain good standing with licensure boards and accrediting organizations
  • Offer confidential personal counseling, consultation, and performance psychology services to approximately 450 student-athletes and 21 teams
  • Create and provide individual and team strategies in enhancing sport performance and developing and strengthening confidence, attention, motivation, imagery skills, control and composure
Qualifications for sports psychologist
  • Formal education and degree training in the specialization of sports psychology
  • Graduate of an APA approved program and internship or demonstrated equivalent
  • Licensed or license eligible in the State of RI
  • Excellent counseling, crisis intervention, and communication skills
  • Experience working with student-athletes and larger Sports Medicine/Athletic Department staff
  • Highly skilled in working with a college population, including excellent cultural competence
4

Sports Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a sports psychologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sports psychologist
  • Perform role in a non-judgmental and nondiscriminatory manner in accordance with university policies
  • Work within the student-athlete population to increase awareness of mental health disorders, reduce stigma around mental health disorders and to promote total wellness for student-athletes, coaches and administrators
  • Participate in clinical rounds, interdisciplinary meetings and training programs with Athletic department and Health and Wellness staff
  • Utilize electronic medical record system to maintain accurate and current clinical medical records
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of student-athlete development and educational programs on mental health issues and wellness topics, such as transitioning in and out of the university, athlete identity, interpersonal relationships, conflict management, cultivating resilience and perseverance, healthy striving and stress management
  • Provide on-going data from created assessments
  • Positively contribute to a supportive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Participate in evening, weekend, and holiday on-call rotation
Qualifications for sports psychologist
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively in developing outreach and prevention services
  • Licensure in the District of Columbia as a social worker or psychologist (If not yet licensed, then licensure must be achieved within 2 years of the start date)
  • Preference for previous college mental health experience
  • Licensure in the District of Columbia as a social worker or psychologist or eligibility for licensure
  • Master level or Ph.D
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through AASP or certification-eligible and/or APA Division 47 Fellow Status
5

Sports Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sports psychologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sports psychologist
  • Able to accurately interpret and adhere to NCAA and ACC Conference Rules, UNC Academic Standards, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
  • Able to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software
  • Able to successfully complete educational, NCAA and criminal background checks, which will be required of the successful applicant
  • Minimum of two years of experience in intercollegiate athletics providing mental health care to athletes or serving as a mental health care provider/consultant
  • Formal training and/or experience with performance psychology with 1+ years post-doctoral experience
  • Training and experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and/or Eating Disorders
Qualifications for sports psychologist
  • Masters level clinician minimum with preferred Ph.D
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the State of North Carolina as a Counseling or Clinical Psychologist
  • Ability to Communicate and interact effectively, respectfully and appropriately with diverse multicultural populations in the Department, the University, and the community
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with colleagues, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff and parents
  • Excellent written and electronic communication
  • Able to efficiently and effectively maintain documentation and record-keeping utilizing EMR

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates