Average Salary For Sport Psychologist In South Africa

Sports psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology, and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sports and exercise affect psychological and physical factors.

Advertisement

Sports Psychologist Salary In South Africa

The average psychologist’s salary in South Africa is R 3 240 000 per year or R 1 662 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 378 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 7 268 400 per year. R 3 240 000 a year is how much per month? R 270 000 a month is how much per hour?

What is the job of a sports psychologist?

Sports psychologists are licensed mental health professionals who function as trainers, consultants, or therapists that assist athletes from all sports disciplines. They help athletes to rehabilitate after injury, deal with anxiety, improve athletic performance and achieve their goals.

What are the 3 main roles of a sports psychologist?

(1) Help Athletes Cope with Performance Fears.

(2) Help Athletes Improve Mental Skills for Performance.

(3) Help Athlete Mentally Prepare for Competition.

(4) Help Athletes Return After Injury.

(5) Help Athlete Develop Pregame Routine.

(6) Help Athletes Develop Preshot Routines.

What degree do you need for a sports psychologist?

Most positions require a master’s or doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or sports psychology.

Even then, additional classes in kinesiology, physiology, sports medicine, business, and marketing are required.

Our psychologists in demand in South Africa?

In a violent country like South Africa, the dire shortage of psychologists in the public sector is a cause of major concern.

Indeed, according to Health Systems Trust, the number of clinical psychologists in the South African public sector is just 2.75 per 100,000 people.

Advertisement