Central University of Rajasthan has started the Department of Sports Psychology under the School of Sports Sciences MYAS-CURAJ supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Govt. of India. Currently the Department is offering a two year post graduate program in Sports Psychology. This programme trains and equips the students to use psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, and to deal with the systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations. The department will incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge of the field to train the students to become a professional in the field of sports psychology.
M.A./M.Sc. Sports Psychology
(a) Name of the Program: M.A./M.Sc. Sports Psychology
The Department of sports Psychology is offering a two year M.A/M.Sc Sports Psychology programme. The students pursuing this programme will have the opportunity to be involved in research during their dissertation work in collaborationwith sports academies and centres under Sports Authority ofIndia (SAI) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).The students will also have a possibility to carry out one- year internshipprogram after successful completion of the Master’s program in any centresof SAI, Khelo India, Sports federation etc. under the MYAS, Govt. of India.
(b) Objectives of the program: The 2-Years Master’s Program would help to develop a career in Sports Psychology, The students would learn how the human psychology influences sports/athletic performances and the effects of exercise and physical activity on the psychology. The programme provides an insight into the theoretical and practical orientation of sports psychology and the basic skills of psychological counselling that could be applied in the context of sports coaching.
(c) Intake and eligibility:
Eligibility:Bachelors’ Degree in any subject with Psychology as the subject or any other examination recognized equivalent there to or higher degree with 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for General category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.
• Master in Psychology (Specialization in Sports Psychology), Panjab University, Chandigarh (Gold Medalist) • Ph.D. Psychology (Sports Psychology), Panjab University, Chandigarh • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, JAIN (Deemed to be University),
Department is in the process of establishing a well-equipped laboratory to carry out research in the area of Sports Psychology along with a Computer lab which would allow the students to enrich and sharpen their knowledge both in instrumentation techniques and software. Various Models, Charts and Instruments have been procured in the labs:
- Full articulated Skeleton
- Torso with Head and Interchangeable Male and Female Genitals
- Vertebral Column with Stand
- Anatomical Model of Heart, Stomach, Liver, Ear, Eye, Brain, Kidney
- Functional human joint models
- Disarticulated Human Bones
- Charts on all the systems of the body : Respiratory system, Circulatory System, Muscular System, Skeletal System, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Lymphatic System, Endocrine System, etc.
- Anthropometric Rods
- Digital Stadiometer
- Manual Stadiometer
- Digital Skin fold Callipers
- Sit and Reach Box
- Digital Glucometer
- Digital Cholesterol Analyser
- Finger Pulse Oximeter
- Digital Metronomes
- Digital Weighing Scale
- Girth Measuring Tapes
- Portable Spirometer
- Semi-autometic Biochemistry Analyzer
- Hot Air Ove
- Weighing Scale
- Weighing Balance
- Bench Top pH meter
- Table Top Vortex Mixer
- Hot Plate with Stirrer
The School strives to be on the forefront of research in the field of Sports Psychology. This is the much needed research area in global scenario today. The research in this area can address not only the need for sports performance, but also issues of wellbeing and wellness. To achieve this school is currently working to establish well furnished-state of the art laboratories. The School has a trained pool of researchers and dedicated to tap this potential. Various sophisticated equipment’s will be procured in the near future to cater the research.