Psychology of Sport placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question

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Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Psychology of Sport students offer your organisation?

Creating the correct mindset for performance has long been considered an important element of success in sport. Many elite athletes actively pursue ways in which they can develop their mental skills alongside their technical proficiency, physical condition, tactical awareness and other lifestyle habits. 

Our students are able to provide sport psychology support to your sports team. The work tends to involve a period of observation and analysis, the formulation of a support strategy and a series of delivery activities (e.g., lectures, workshops, one-to one sessions) that aim to develop the mental skills your athletes or team. Most delivery work involves the integration of mental skills such as imagery, relaxation, concentration, routine and goal-setting into physical training sessions which are overseen by the coach.

Examples of previous projects

  • Delivery of a series of “Introduction to Sport Psychology” workshops
  • Ad hoc sport psychology support for athletes, coaches, and other key stakeholders
  • Reporting on organisational structure, values, and beliefs
  • Research around an area of interest to the organisation focused on sport psychology

When do students go on placement?

Students have to complete a 40-60 hour placement. This can be a physical face to face placement, a virtual online placement, or a blended approach. This is something that will be negotiated between the placement provider and the students. Placements on this module can commence any time from November, with the deadline for starting placements February. This gives students enough time to complete their placement prior to submitting their assignments for the module in April.

Project scopes should be in by mid-November at the latest.

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Robert Morris.