Drake Online and Continuing Education

EDMA 251 - The Mental Edge: Applied Sports Psychology for Coaches SP'20

Online Course Start Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Online Course End Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020


Graduate Cost:  $625.00
License Renewal Cost:  $300.00

Credit: 3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit or
Credit: 3 Iowa License Renewal Credits

Please Note: You are unable to change credit types once the course starts.


Registration Deadline: 2/12/2020 10:59 PM

Course Description

The Mental Edge: Applied Sports Psychology for Coaches is the study and application of psychological strategies specifically designed to help athletes improve learning and performance. Students will investigate human behavior patterns in sports between weeks one and four. In weeks five and six, they will study the techniques of coaching a specific sport of your choice. In weeks seven and eight you will apply psychological training strategies to the sport you selected. This process involves the understanding and use of many psychological tools. The effective application of these tools requires both practice and integration with your knowledge of specific skill instruction, meaning, tools such as goal setting, behavior modification, stress management, and effective auto-suggestion make up the psychological 'building blocks' of peak performance. Learning and achievement require your understanding of how these tools work in harmony with physical skill training. Here you will learn to apply a Psychological Skills Training (PST) program to your sport of choice.


Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary to withdraw from this course before the start date, a $50 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given after the start date.

Drake University

Continuing Education
Professional Development

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311


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