Discover how athletes prepare mentally for competition

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career," says basketball great Michael Jordan. "I've lost almost 300 games.... I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

In what ways have Michael Jordan's failures helped him achieve such monumental success on the court? How do athletes overcome the pressures of performance, and how do they prepare themselves mentally for competition? How do they cope with injuries?

This intensive three-week course will familiarize you with the field of sport psychology and give you insight into the factors that impact athletic performance.

You'll explore the history of sport psychology, study its research methods, and dive into topics from stress to goal setting to legal issues. In addition, you'll meet one-on-one with the instructor and hear from guest speakers.

You'll also learn about the ways in which "coaching for the mind" can help athletes and lay people alike.