Sports Psychology Special at JohnFMurray.com – Dr. John F Murray – October 9, 2018 – Are you a student of sports psychology or someone who may consider the profession for your future? If so, you definitely want to keep reading this article. In fact, I would not be surprised if this one article that you are reading ends up being one of the most influential in your early career. I write this because this kind of information that I am about to share with you simply did not exist when I went to graduate school to pursue a career in sports psychology. So read on!
It’s been fun for me to interact with so many students who call or email for advice, and it has been equally fascinating to see that some of the most popular articles on my website pertain to educational issues and the training required to enter this great but often mysterious profession. It is only mysterious because so few are doing it as a profession. I consider myself very fortunate to be one of the few.
So consider this my gift to you, this resource, and enjoy the links I am about to share. Some of what you will read may not be what you want to hear or might seem a little intimidating at first, but I would rather that you got the full picture the best I can paint it than a half story or promise that someone cannot deliver on.
I am going to present my writings on the field in chronological order. You may see some progression in my thinking as these go along, and I hope there is not too much discrepancy from one to the other. Ok, here goes:
I wrote an article entitled: What is Real Sports Psychology?
I also wrote: Is Sports Psychology a Real Science?
Finally, you will enjoy: What it Took to Become a Sports Psychologist.
I will personally guarantee you that if you read and dissect these 3 simple articles, you will be miles ahead of 99% of those other students who do not read these.
It would also be great to get your comments on this page or on any of the other pages where the articles are being posted. Good luck in your career and I hope you enjoyed this stroll down the avenue of sports psychology.
One Reply to “For Students Interested in Sports Psychology”
Hi Dr. Murray, my name is Josh Perez and I just wanted to say “thank you”. I am currently going back to school for Sports Psychology and was a little concerned at first because I was going about this with only the guidance of my school advisor. Which is great but it would be even better if I had direction from someone in this profession. It’s a bit intimidating since this career path will take around 10 year (probably longer for me since I will be going to school part-time)but at least I know someone has done it before. Thanks for the info on this website and I hope that we cross paths at some point either during my journey or after I have accomplished this goal. Thanks again!
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