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The psychological aspects of sports injury

For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation in sport.

This free Level 2 intermediate course from the Open University - "The psychological aspects of sports injury" - examines the role of psychological factors in sports injury. You will look at both the psychological factors that can lead to a sports injury and the psychological reactions that a sports person can experience when injured, including insight from Olympic hockey gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh. This course is for you if you have ever experienced a sports injury, if you work with injured athletes or if you have a general interest in the area. Course learning outcomes

After 3 hours studying this course, you should be able to:
  • recognise the psychological factors that may potentially lead to a sports injury
  • understand psychological responses to sports injury
  • appreciate the role the sport psychology intervention can play in rehabilitation from injury

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