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.

Vision

To be a recognized and trusted education centre for sports psychology through cutting edge of scientific research, and teaching in sports psychology.

Mission

  • To improve professional practice in sports psychology through critical reflection, academic excellence and research.
  • To develop theoretical knowledge, professional ethics, social responsibility, sensitivity, creativity and critical thinking among students to enable them to excel in the area of sports psychology.
  • To engage in high impact research within and across disciplines.

M.A./M.Sc. Sports Psychology

M.A/ M.Sc. Sports Psychology is a two year master’s program which 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. 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.

Objectives of the program
The 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 program provides an insight into the theoretical and practical orientation of sports psychology and the basic skills of psychological counseling that could be applied in the context of sports coaching.

Intake and eligibility  

Intake: 30

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. 

Ph. D in Sports Psychology

The Department offers a full-time Ph. D. Programme. The Ph.D. programme consists of course work for a semester. On successful completion of course work, the research proposal is presented by the research scholar and approved subsequently by the Doctoral Research Committee and School Board to carry on the research activity. The research progress is regularly monitored by the DRC (Doctoral Research Committee) constituted by the Supervisors. The time for research is a minimum of six semesters & a maximum of ten semesters for the submission of the thesis from the date of registration.

Eligibility

A consistently good academic record possessing a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology/Applied Psychology/Counselling Psychology/Clinical Psychology/Organizational Behavior/Industrial Psychology/Psychology or in allied subject with minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade from a recognized University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; 5% relaxation in minimum requirement of marks is granted to SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. 

Regular

Dr. Guneet Inder Jit Kaur

Assistant Professor

• 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),

guneet@curaj.ac.in

9815292212

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Dr. Neethu P S

Assistant Professor

M.Sc Applied Psychology (Specialization Clinical Psychology), Pondicherry University;PG Diploma in Industrial Psychology; Ph.D. Applied Psychology (Environmental Psychology), Pondicherry University

neethu@curaj.ac.in

9486925168

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Dr. Subhasis Bhadra

Associate Professor and Head

MSW, M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work) and Ph. D. from NIMHANS (Bangalore)

subhasisbhadra@curaj.ac.in, bhadrasubhasis@gmail.com

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Department is in the process of establishing a well-equipped state of the art 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. 

 

The Department 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 department is currently working to establish well furnished-state of the art laboratories. The Department 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.

Research write up

2020-2021 (Interdisciplinary Research- M.Sc. Sports Nutrition)

  • Eating attitude, eating behavior and body image satisfaction among female athletes (Sreyashi Sen; Supervisor: Dr. Neethu P.S.)
  • Mindfulness and nutritional knowledge predicting eating behavior among athletes (Arathi Das; Supervisor: Dr. Neethu P.S.)
  • Relationship of orthorexia nervosa with personality and perfectionism among nutrition students and gym goers (Sneha Jha; Supervisor: Dr. Guneet Inder Jit Kaur)

2021-2022 (M.A./M.Sc. Sports Psychology)

  • Antecedents of anxiety among athletes: Mediating role of mindfulness and coping skills (Vyshakh K.; Supervisor: Dr. Neethu P.S.)
  • Task and ego orientation, mental toughness and flow state among athlete (Muhammed Hijas; Supervisor: Dr. Neethu P.S.)
  • Sports competitive anxiety, sports achievement motivation and mental toughness among Kabaddi Players (Parvathi K.; Supervisor: Dr. Guneet Inder Jit Kaur)
  • Passion, growth mindset and burnout among Indian Para-Athletes (Sargun Kaur Sethi; Supervisor: Dr. Guneet Inder Jit Kaur)
Achievement Title Attached File
  • Online expert lecture series on 'Career prospects in Sports Psychology'
  • Webinars on Higher Education in Sports Psychology

Student Achievements

  • Mr. Vyshakh (2020-2022 Batch M.A./M.Sc. Sports Psychology) appointed as Sports Psychologist in Sanjeevini Life Care Village, Kerala.
  • First batch students doing paid internship in SAI centres.

Head of the Department

Department of Sports Psychology

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN
NH-8, Bandar Sindri,
Dist-Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan [INDIA]

Email :hod.sportspsychology@curaj.ac.in
  : +91-1463-238755