Waterford Institute of Technology
School of Health Sciences
The Centre for Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSEP) was established within the School of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in 2005. The CSEP is a multi and interdisciplinary team of research active academics and sport psychology consultants - representing sport psychology, exercise psychology, sport sociology, social psychology and research methods. The team have begun to establish national recognition for their research and teaching activity. It is an interdisciplinary research unit that serves as a research facility for the masters program in Sport Psychology, research masters and PhD’s. It also provides sport psychology consultancy and research for individual and team athletes. Faculty and graduate students within the Centre investigate a wide range of topics concerning enhancing sports performance, exercise psychology, fitness, sports participation and best practice at a variety of age and performance levels. The Centre has a national reputation for high-level laboratory and field-based research and consultancy in the area of sport and exercise psychology. This research group is currently involved in active research and envisages conducting applied sport science research at elite performance levels and also in the context of issues concerning exercise, health and sport performance lifestyle. Research and consultancy work is currently linked with the Irish Archery Association, An Garda Siochana Training College, Triathlon Ireland, Irish Wrestling Association, Waterford GAA county teams, Football Association of Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation, Health Services Authority, Golf Union of Ireland, National Governing Bodies of various sports and medical teams (GP Referral Scheme) within Waterford Institute of Technology. The Centre for Sport and Exercise Psychology is unique as it currently practices and consults with athletes, teams and coaches, through a variety of unique programs and services, to help them reach their full potential by focusing upon and mastering the mental training of sports, exercise, rehabilitation, and competition.