The psychological aspects of sports injury
Sports injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants, but what role does psychology play in it? To answer this question, this course will examine two areas: firstly, it will consider the psychological factors that may increase the likelihood of sustaining a sports injury, and secondly, it will consider psychological reactions to the incidence of a sports injury. The course will also examine how sport psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sports injury rehabilitation.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.