What you will learn

  • Fundamentals

    To start, you will learn psychology fundamentals including the Big 5 personality traits, self-concept, and motivation.

  • Sport Psychology

    Next, you will dive further into specific sports psychology, covering flow, motivation, mental toughness and the psychobiological model of performance.

  • Techniques

    Help your athletes with technique for positive self-talk, mindfulness, and balancing confidence and anxiety on race day.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Sports Psychology for Endurance Coaches

    • Navigating the Online Course player

  • 2

    Part 1: Foundational Psychological Structure

    • Introduction and Overview

    • Psychology 101

    • Sports Psychology

    • Self Concept, Motivation, Goals

    • Self Concept, Motivation, Goals (cont.)

    • Self Concept, Motivation, Goals (cont.)

    • Self Concept, Motivation, Goals (cont.)

    • Barriers to Success

    • Part 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Part 2: Developing a High-Performance Mindset

    • The Psychobiological Model

    • Self Talk

    • Mindset

    • Mindfulness

    • Attentional Control

    • Part 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Part 3: Executing in Big Moments (Race Day Execution)

    • Flow

    • Mental Toughness and Grit

    • Arousal regulation

    • Injury

    • Part 3 Quiz

Continuing Education

Earn credits towards certification with the National Governing Bodies in your sport

  • USA Cycling

    4 CEUs


Justin Ross, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr Justin Ross is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in human performance psychology. He works with athletes across all sporting disciplines and age ranges, from recreational amateurs to those performing on the world stage. He is vetted as a psychologist for the NBA and NFL player's associations. A recreational amateur himself, Dr Ross is a 12-time marathoner with a 2:57 PR, a 2-time Ironman 70.3 finisher, and has completed more shorter distance running and triathlon events than he can remember. He is working to complete the World Marathon Majors. He practices on location in Denver, and remotely via telehealth services with athletes across the globe.