Sport and Exercise Psychology Service

Are you stuck in the clutches of a performance slump? Do you hang on to your mistakes, bad breaks, and failures? Do you perform better in practice then you do in competition? Do you want to enhance the consistency of your performances?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from working with a Sport and Exercise Psychologist at UQ. The UQ Sport and Exercise Psychology service is jointly delivered by the UQ School of Psychology and the UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences we are committed to helping you define and achieve your goals.

Sport and Exercise Psychology is the study of psychological and mental factors that influence, and are influenced by, participation in sport, exercise and physical activity, and the application of this knowledge to everyday settings.

Sport and Exercise Psychologists are interested in how sport, exercise, and physical activity can enhance performance, health, and enjoyment in certain activities. The key focus is on the development of mental skills -the ability for individuals to understand and use their minds to improve their performances and enjoyment.