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Psychology: Sport and Performance Psychology (track)


What psychological processes are involved in peak performance? That is the main question in this Master’s track. This question is divided into two sub-questions: How do you help people perform at their best when it really matters? and How do you help people reach very difficult goals?

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Sport and Performance Psychology
Sport and Performance Psychology

During this Master’s track you are trained as a scientists-practitioner in Sport and Performance Psychology. This means that you are up to date on scientific developments and are able to translate and apply them in practice. You also have knowledge of psychological theories relevant for performance, as well as the empirical support and applications for these theories. 

Here's why you want to study Sport and Performance Psychology at the UvA
Think innovatively about

performance issues

Focus on

Theory that is relevant for practical application

Teaching approach

problem-based learning

Learn to

apply your knowledge in the field.

Is Sport and Performance Psychology right for you? 

Yes, if you are you interested in : 

  • Working in the sports domain or other performance areas 
  • Helping people improve and grow psychologically 
  • Applying your knowledge in real-world situations 
  • Studying theory that is relevant in practice 
  • Learning from teaching staff that has experience in the field 

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks

The Master’s programme Work and Organisational Psychology offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Sport & Performance Psychology is one of them.

The other tracks are:

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Degree programme
MSc Psychologie
60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus