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Title: Sport

Sport Exercise Psychology at UQ
  • Jonah Oliver
  • BSc (Hon1), MPsych (sport ex), PhD (cand),

My studies
  • Came to UQ with sport psych in mindbut unsure
  • Completed BSc,
  • then Honours in Psych/Hm 1st class
  • Decision time apply for APA and PhD or MSEP (no
    APA, fees)
  • Chose MSEP
  • Now PhD in neuroscience.another story

a bit about my journey
  • Keen athlete as a child
  • Became intrigued by sport psychology at age 12
    after brief encounter
  • Love all sportmoreover the nature of human
    behaviour in extreme environments
  • e.g., competition, stress, perfectionism,
    motivation, anger, attributions, pressure etc

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • At UQ, an Honours program is jointly offered by
    the Schools of Human Movement Studies and
    Psychology. As of 2000 the program involves
    completing a three year BA degree and then
    spending the fourth year completing the joint
  • Entry to the joint honours year requires careful
    undergraduate course selection as the
    requirements for honours need to be met for both
    the School of Psychology as well as the School of
    Human Movement Studies.
  • Check the HMS Student Guide, the School of
    Psychology Handbook, and The UQ Undergraduate

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Once accepted into the honours year, joint
    honours students should enrol in
  • HMST6965 (Interdisciplinary Directed Study)
  • HMST6936 (Human Movement Studies
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives)
  • PSYC4050 (Multivariate Methods) (2 units)
  • PSYC4060 (Ethical Considerations for
    Psychologists) (1 unit)
  • PSYC4070 (Individual Research Thesis) (6 units)
  • One PSYC 2 unit elective
  • One PSYC 1 unit elective

Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology - 2006
  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • HMST7916 Human Movement Studies
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • COUN7001 Interpersonal Skills in Counselling
  • PSYC7775 Introduction to Applied Practice in
    Sport Exercise Psychology
  • Elective
  • Second Semester
  • PSYC7000 Advanced Sport Exercise Psychology
  • PSYC7725 Psychological Skills Training in Sport A
  • PSYC7735 Psychological Skills Training in Sport B
  • PSYC7745 Sport Psychology Internship
  • PSYC7092 Ethics Professional Issues in Clinical

Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology - 2006
  • Year 2
  • First Semester
  • PSYC7715 Sport Exercise Psychology Dissertation
  • PSYC7755 Sport Psychology Externship A
  • PSYC7454 Advanced Organisational Psychology OR
    PSYC7564 Teams in Organisations
  • Second Semester
  • PSYC7715 Sport Exercise Psychology Dissertation
  • PSYC7785 Sport Psychology Externship B
  • PSYC7795 Externship C

Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology - 2006
  • Electives
  • COUN7002 Theories of Counselling
  • HLTH7013 Understanding Loss and Grief
    Across the Life Cycle
  • HLTH7015 Chronic Illness, Palliative Care and
    Losses in Ageing
  • HPRM7005 Alcohol and Drug Interventions
  • (note this class is external)
  • HPRM7015 Counselling for Alcohol and Drug
  • HRSS6001 Research Design in Rehabilitation
  • MKTG7501 Marketing
  • PSYC7514 Advanced Psychological Research
  • Other postgrad electives approved by program
    director and the Executive Dean

Applied work
  • There are no full-time jobs
  • e.g., a PO3 salary hours 9am-5pm
  • Exception would be 3 jobs at AIS and a few at
    state academies or professional teams
  • All work is contract based
  • e.g., QAS squad, QLD Roar for season, individual
    clients (as per private practice)
  • Need to be self-motivated and a little business

Work cont
  • Work hours
  • WARNING Athletes get up early to train!!
  • WARNING Majority of elite sport played on
    weekendsat night.
  • WARNING Most athletic centres are out of town
    (not CBD).
  • WARNING Most group sessions are only 45min long.
  • WARNING Athletes have very short attention
  • WARNING one sport psych can service many teams

  • Two types of clients
  • Those that are elite (e.g., QAS. QLD Roar)
  • Those that want-to-be(e.g., 16 yr old tennis
  • There are more want-to-be than elite they pay
    your bills

  • Huge variation in rates
  • Group sessions (good )
  • Individual sessions
  • Professional teams vs non-prof
  • Academies (bad but good for reputation)
  • Board recommended rates vs REALITY!!!
  • Travel rates (bad - good experience)
  • REPUTATION driven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Growing areas
  • Exercise psych!!!!!!!!! Huge potential with
  • Weight loss, exercise adherence, exercise as
    intervention for psychopathology
  • Positive psychology on the rise
  • Schools are now getting on board
  • Business world
  • e.g., leadership, high-performance teams
  • Elite teams are now using sports psych regularly.

My work
  • QAS
  • Squad of 15. Coach (NB coach is client!!)
  • 5 different tiers (Olympic jnr)
  • Work with allied health team
  • Sports Doctor, Physio, Nutritionist, Exercise
    physiologist, Biomechanist, Athlete-career-educato

  • QLD Roar Hyundai A-league
  • 20 athletes in team
  • Head coach, 2 assistants, goalie coach
  • Player manager
  • Team trainer/physio
  • Sports Doctor
  • CEO, Board of directors

Private practice
  • Individual clients
  • Public speaking
  • e.g., Boys in Sport Wayne Bennett (Broncos,
    Aus head coach) John Simes (Brisbane Lions) Roy
    Saunders (Doctor ARL) Jonah Oliver (Sports
  • Sports awards nights
  • Workplace motivation
  • BBC
  • Private schools
  • specialist in boys education

Final Point
  • Its really challenging
  • Must be self-motivated to learn
  • Must self-promote
  • Love sport and/or exercise (even if you dont
  • Be congruent to what you teach
  • Dont be a fan

  • Jonah Oliver
  • BSc (Hon1), MPsych (sport ex), PhD (cand),
  • Sport Psychologist
  • 0421 935 236

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • To be eligible for entry into the fourth
    (honours) year of study, students must meet the
    following criteria
  • Pass the requirements for the BA degree (outlined
    in the UQ Undergraduate Handbook)
  • Have a GPA of 5.00 or better for all 2nd and 3rd
    year Psychology courses listed in the enrolment
    plan listed above, and PSYC3000 (previously
  • Have a GPA of 5.00 or better for all Human
    Movement Studies courses listed in the enrolment
    plan listed above and a grade of 5 or better in
    PSYC3000 (previously HMST3433).

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • YEAR 1
  • Semester 1
  • HPRM1000 Physical Activity and Health (previously
  • HMST1900 Biophysical Foundations of Human
    Movement Studies
  • PSYC1030 Introduction to Psychology
    Developmental Social, Clinical
  • BIOL1008 Biochemistry Microbiology for Human
    Movement Studies
  • Semester 2
  • PSYC1020 Introduction to Psychology
    Physiological Cognitive
  • BIOL1015 Human Biology
  • HMST1910 Sociocultural Foundations of Human
    Movement Studies
  • PSYC1040 Psychological Research Methodology I

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • YEAR 2
  • Semester 3
  • PSYC2000 Psychology of Sport Exercise
    (previously HMST2430)
  • PHYL2007 Human Physiology
  • PSYC2010 Psychological Research Methodology II
  • PSYC2050 Learning and Cognition
  • Semester 4
  • PSYC2020 Neuroscience for Psychologists
  • PSYC2030 Child Development
  • PSYC2040 Social Organisational Psychology
  • HMST2530 Introductory Motor Control Learning

Joint Honours in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • YEAR 3
  • Semester 5
  • PSYC3010 Psychological Research Methodology III
  • PSYC3020 Principles of Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC3XXX Approved Elective
  • PSYC3YYY Approved Elective
  • Semester 6
  • PSYC3000 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
    (previously HMST3433)
  • HMST2730 Exercise Physiology
  • HMST3533 Advanced Motor Control Learning
  • OR EDUC2000 Communication for Learning
    (previously HMST2220)
  • PSYC3042 Psychological Research Interpretation
    Evaluation OR PSYC3ZZZ
  • PSYC3042 is recommended. Two electives must come
    from two different areas (Biological, Cognition,
    Developmental, or Social). (HMST3433 counts
    towards the Applied/Professional area).