This is a type of psychologist that specialises in the sporting field.
In a nutshell, the job involves helping athletes and sports persons to improve or enhance their performance. The channel to do so includes mental skill training and counselling.
A sports psychologist may not be working in isolation. He or she will have to work with personnels such as coaches of the athletes. Also, providing personal consultation to athletes are part and parcel of the career.
At times, he or she may be called upon to conduct seminars, presentations and workshops to people in the sporting field.
Sports psychologist should be fit both mentally as well as physically.
To be a sports psychologist, education in psychology and or sports science are important. Personality wise, he or she should be comfortable interacting with people.