26. A Psychologist's Career in Sports Administration

  1. Chris E. Stout
  1. John E. Mayer

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118089972.ch26

Getting Better at Private Practice

Getting Better at Private Practice

How to Cite

Mayer, J. E. (2012) A Psychologist's Career in Sports Administration, in Getting Better at Private Practice (ed C. E. Stout), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. doi: 10.1002/9781118089972.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470903988

Online ISBN: 9781118089972



  • sport psychology;
  • sports psychologist;
  • sport and psychology;
  • sports administration;
  • mental health and sports;
  • International Sports Professionals Association;
  • ISPA;
  • Dr. John Mayer;
  • sports industry;
  • sports counseling;
  • sports ministry;
  • therapy and sports;
  • therapists and sports;
  • psychologists in sports administration;
  • psychologists as sports administrators;
  • professional sports and psychology;
  • college sports and psychologists;
  • youth sports and psychologists;
  • team psychologists;
  • football and psychologists;
  • baseball and psychologists;
  • soccer and psychologists;
  • basketball and psychologists;
  • role of psychologists in sports;
  • jobs for psychologists in sports;
  • sport psychology jobs;
  • sport psychology opportunities;
  • sport psychology preparation;
  • skills of the sport psychologist;
  • ethical considerations of the sport psychologist;
  • educational needs of the sports psychologist;
  • personal skills of the sports psychologist;
  • why psychologists in sports;
  • benefits of psychologists in sports;
  • success in sports by psychologists;
  • successful sports psychologist


The field of sports is a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States and it is equally as robust internationally. This chapter analyzes the reasons why sports is such a social phenomenon and the opportunities for psychologists to serve the sports industry as well as what personal and professional resources the psychologist will need to work professionally in the field of sports. Ethical considerations, barriers, and hardships to working within the sports industry will also be examined in this chapter.