This graduate certificate is highly practical and seeks to preparing psychologists for professional practice in the area of school sports, from advising coaches and sports officers to advising health professionals to improve the guidelines for physical activities. Theoretical aspects and methodology of psychology and sciences applied to sports are considered important.


This postgraduate diploma in School-Age Sports Psychology is a professional qualifications which aims to show students the psychological factors which influence sports activities for young people and help them to master the main strategies of psychological intervention to avoid premature dropout in sport.

It also aims to show students the theories of sports psychology and physical activity so that they are in a position to be able to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems in the area of sport and physical activity initiation in relation to health.

Finally it is aimed that students master the necessary intervention strategies for carrying out an applied project in the area of sport and physical activity initiation in relation to health.

Access requirements

- Bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS minimum, or equivalent, preferably in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Physical Education, Physical Activity Science or Physiotherapy.

- Other qualifications may also be taken into consideration, depending on the candidate's curriculum vitae.

Career opportunities

- Consultant/expert in intervention in sports initiation and sports techniques centers
- Consultant/expert in intervention in sports federations, organizations and clubs
- Consultant/expert in intervention in medical offices and centers
- Expert in Psychology and Physical and Sports Activities Departments in public and private universities.


Secretaria dels Cursos del Laboratori de Psicologi

Phone: 935811434



UAB Graduate Diploma

11 Edition
Places: 42
Orientation: Professional
Code: 1877/11
Price: 2300 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: 80% a la Facultat de Psicologia del Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona); 20% a l'Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFC), Barcelona
Dates: from 09/01/2017 to 30/09/2017
Teaching language:
Spanish (100%)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Psicología Básica, Evolutiva y de la Educación
Collaborating centres:
INEFC Barcelona

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