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Private Master`s Degree in Sports Psychology Online

Specialise in sports psychology from the best: Real Madrid. Get to know and learn all the techniques to perform top psychological interventions.

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Master in Sports Psychology online

The Master Sports Phsychology online is a 9-month programme that allows students to specialise in the design and planning of intervention programmess in this field of psychology.

With a professional approach and a practical perspective during this programme you will learn to apply the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in sports psychology environments. You will study online under the guidance of a prestigious faculty that will provide you with this real approach to professional practice.

Live your Real Madrid experience and enjoy unique face-to-face experiences in Madrid or Italy. This will provide you with a global vision of the new management models or trends in sports health from international professionals.

Online with live classes English , Spanish
Start: 28 oct. 2024 60 ECTS
Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid 9 months Private degree Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea School of Sports Sciences

Why study this Master's in Sports Psychology online?

The programme will explore, with a modern, practical and innovative approach, the different intervention programmes. You will improve your skills and competencies to achieve a more attractive and competitive profile through a practical and project-based approach throughout the master's degree.

  • Practical and professional learning in an international environment. Master's degree 100% focused on professional practice.

  • You will obtain the best theoretical training based on scientific evidence to be able to intervene in any field of Sports and Health Psychology.

  • Training in the latest advances in the field of Sports and Health Psychology.

  • You'll be able to plan the needed actions to answer the psychologycal needs of athletes of any sport.

  • You'll be able to plan virtual training sessions using technology

  • You'll evaluate the impact of any psychologycal intervention based in the needs of the athlete using different techniques and data analysis.

  • You'll establish the criteria to evaluate the change in the athlete after the intervention.

  • You'll define actions with the aim of improving concentration, emotional control and motivation during the athlete's effort.

  • You'll define actions focus on how to improve the communication and the motivation of the coach or conditioning trainer.

  • You'll have the ability to evaluate and plan the intervention of the psychologist in Esports.

  • You will analyse the socio-employment situation of the athlete and its impact on their sports performance.



We train excellent professionals who develop their careers in the sports sector, with 94% of our students being employed.


International students

Enjoy a multifunctional environment with more than 80 nationalities, allowing you to develop your international professional network.


Pioneering graduate school in sports

The academic rigor provided by the school over these 17 years, along with more than 15,000 graduates, most of whom work professionally in the industry, has significantly contributed to the professionalization of the industry on a global level.

What makes us different?

You will have the opportunity to attend virtual events, online experiences, special access to premium content, where you can interact with the best professionals and executives in the sports industry.

An updated and innovative faculty made up of professional experts in sports psychology who are fully connected with the latest trends and innovations in this area.

The School has been educating professionals in all areas of sports for more than 15 years, leading the training and digital transformation in sport. More than 15,000 graduates today carry out their professional activity in the sports industry.

With the knowledge acquired, you will be able to develop professionally as a sports psychologist in different types of institutions in which you will work with professional athletes, such as:

  • High performance centres.
  • Federations.
  • Clubs.
  • Psychology centres specialised in the area.

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Certified Programmes

Gain new skills and boost your career by studying one of our specialisation and innovation courses once you have completed your master.

Choose the area of specialisation that interests you the most, such as: Sports Physiotherapy or Sports Coaching.

Lead the digitisation of the sports sector and learn from the very best at Real Madrid C. F. Enjoy online training, in which you will have the opportunity to attend live masterclass with industry experts.

Study plan

The 100% online Master in Sports Psychology comprises 10 modules. At the end of the programme, the student will receive the Private Master`s Degree in Sports Psychology Online, granted by the Universidad Europea de Madrid.

You’ll learn how to sintetize the main mecanism implicated in the psychologicanl processes that participate in the diferente sports agents and how to analyze physical activities in which the psychological aspects has to considered.

  • Learning processes in the sport activity.
  • The focus and motivation in the sports and physical activity.
  • Optimus activation level and emotional management in sports practice.
  • Self-confidence and selfconcept of the sportsman.
  • Athlete's locus of control: between optimism and pessimism.
  • The dark triad of performance personality narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

You will acquire the skills to assess the effects of improving an active lifestyle and to analyze the consequences of practicing sports on the health and psychological well-being of athletes throughout the life cycle.

  • Sport, health and psychology.
  • Sport and physical activity in different contexts.
  • Assessment of behavioral and psychophysiological indicators involved in physical activity.
  • Sport and physical activity with populations with special needs.
  • Evaluation of the physical-sports condition of the people.
  • Psychophysiology of physical activity and sport.

You will learn to correctly select, use and apply the specific techniques for the psychological training of athletes.

  • Methodology and planning of the intervention design in sport psychology.
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation instruments in psychological intervention in sport.
  • Psychological intervention techniques.
  • Multidisciplinary intervention in sport psychology.
  • Differences in psychological intervention depending on the different disciplines sports.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the interventions. Study cases.

You will acquire the ability to analyze, identify and evaluate which assessment instruments and systems are most appropriate to respond to the requirements and needs of young athletes, coaches and families.

  • Basic psychological processes of grassroots sport.
  • Theoretical models of motivation in sports initiation.
  • Psychological intervention with young athletes and the transition to professional sport.
  • Psychological intervention with coaches and families of young athletes.
  • Advice on the relationship between athletes, families and sports technicians: the importance of education in values in sport.
  • Evaluation systems and counseling programs for athletes and coaches of grassroots sport.

You will study the most appropriate instruments and techniques to carry out multidisciplinary interventions to improve performance in competition and recovery in high-performance athletes.

  • Psychological variables related to training, performance and competition.
  • Psychological preparation for the competition.
  • Specific intervention in the different sports modalities.
  • Emotional processes, anxiety and coping strategies in high performance athletes.
  • Psychology of sports coaches.
  • Psychological intervention with referees and sports judges.

You will address the different psychological processes in the stress/recovery process in athletes and the intervention models for coping with sports withdrawal, taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

  • Psychological effects of overtraining and substance abuse.
  • Disabling psychological disorders and conflicts in athletes.
  • Psychological implications of the prevention and recovery of sports injuries.
  • Withdrawal from sports career.
  • Psychological intervention strategies in sports withdrawal.
  • Identity and vocational redefinition processes in sports retirement.

You will enter the business world from a psychological point of view (psychological evaluation of managers of sports entities, group dynamics, evaluation systems...).

  • Strategic planning of sports management: an approach from sports psychology.
  • Psychological intervention with sports organizations and managers.
  • Psychology in the management and direction of sports teams and youth academies.
  • Group psychology in the design of sports coaching teams.
  • Generalizability in decision-making and sports management.
  • Management of leadership and motivation in sports entities.

You will acquire knowledge about the eSports sector and the use of the most appropriate techniques and instruments to develop interventions in eSports athletes and coaches.

  • Introduction to the sector and contextualization of eSports.
  • Psychological evaluation and intervention with an eSports team.
  • Advice and Intervention with eSports coaches.
  • Risks and Psychopathologies in eSports.
  • Future lines of research.
  • Application of sports psychology in non-sports areas.





Live virtual classes that will be recorded in case you cannot attend or want to see them again.


You will have the support of our expert professors who will facilitate your learning, as well as an accompanying tutor who will guide you and help you achieve your goals.

Experiential Learning

Receive comprehensive training based on real-life cases combined with theoretical and practical learning.

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For admission to the Master in Sports Psychology, the following is required:

  • Degree in Psychology and Sport Sciences or equivalent.
  • Degree in Health Sciences or Education Sciences: It will be reviewed by the academic and admissions departments.

For access to the Accredited Private Master`s Degree Master in Sports Psychology online it is necessary to fulfill one of the following REQUIREMENTS:

  • To be in possession of a University Degree. In the case of being a graduate from a university outside of Spain, it is not necessary to have had the degree officially recognised by the Spanish Education Ministry.
  • To have accredited professional experience related to the programme of interest. This guarantees the achievement of the abilities specified in the Profile for prospective students section. Some of the programmes offered at Universidad Europea do not allow access through professional experience. See the full list here.
  • Higher Vocational Training Graduates who can accredit professional experience after completion of the internship.

In all cases, the University may limit access to certain degrees if a specific university degree has not been previously completed.

Admissions process

The admission process to pursue an online undergraduate or postgraduate certificate at Universidad Europea can be carried out throughout the year, although enrolment on any of our programmes is subject to availability. In order to complete the process, follow these simple steps:



You will need to send the specific documentation to your personal advisor

  • Admissions form.
  • Legal document required for accessing the programme
  • Photocopy of your ID.
  • Curriculum vitae.


Admissions test

Once your documentation has been reviewed, your personal advisor will contact you.

  • Competency assessment test.
  • Personal interview.
  • Language assessment test (if applicable).


Reserving a place

Formalising the reservation of a place through our different methods of payment

  • Direct debit.
  • Credit card.
  • Online payment.

Admissions application

Candidates shall not be charged, and their place shall not be guaranteed, until the reservation has been formalised. Get in touch with us!


Susana de los Reyes

Principal Director of the Department. Bachelor in Sociology and Executive Coach PCC certified by ICF. Coordinator of the Relational Quality Center and accredited Coach in Relational Methodology by IR. Expert in organizational development and strategy, team coaching for the development of competencies and skills in people management, conflict management, communication techniques, and negotiation. Specialist in verbal and non-verbal communication, Systemic and team coaching. Writer and speaker.

Iván Bonilla

Academic Director of the Department. Graduate in Psychology (University of Barcelona) and Master in Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport (UAB). Sports psychologist in eSports for different national and international clubs, players, and content creators. Expert in eSports research and psychological skills related to performance and well-being.

Jorge Zambrano

Associate Director of the Department. Bachelor in Psychology and specialist in Sports Psychology, Coaching, HR Management and Direction. Sports psychologist with experience in agencies representing football players and coaches. Sailing coach in the United States. Former rugby player in first and second division youth teams.

Jose María García

Master Co-director. Head of the Department of Sports Psychology of the Real Madrid C.F. Soccer Youth Academy. Degree in psychology. European Master of Sports Psychology. Accredited by the College of Psychologists as a professional expert in sports psychology.

  • D. Miguel Santolaya
    Professor of module 2 Sports Psychology and Health.
    PhD in Health and Sports Psychology.
    Graduated in Psychology.
  • Marta Borrueco Carmona
    Professor of module 4 psychology in young talent development.
    PhD in Sport and Health Psychology.
    Currently a researcher in the Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Group (GEPE) and the Sports Research Institute (IRE), both from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
    A country representative of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP).
  • Anna Jordana Casas
    Professor of module 6 sports psychology in injury recovery and withdraw from sports activity.
    PhD in Health and Sports Psychology.
    Graduated in Psychology and Master in Neurosciences.
    Member of the Grup d’Estudis de Psicologia de l’Esport (GEPE) and of the Sport Research Institute (IRE), both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
    A national representative of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP).
    Member of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and the Catalan Association of Sports Psychology (ACPE).

Quality guarantee

Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert certification, and the Madrid Excellence award.

In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four stars out of five. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.


Internal Quality Control System

Universidad Europea has established an internal quality control system in accordance with the directives of the Fundación para el Conocimiento Madri+d, Regional Agency for the Evaluation of the Quality of Universities, as a structure for guaranteeing the quality of new degrees in accordance with the quality directives of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April modifying Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December on Universities.


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