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About the Course

This Emotional Toughness Training course teaches you one of the main secrets of success. When you master your emotions, you will master your world. Whether it is in business, school, or music, emotional mastery is the secret to becoming successful in whatever you do. Being calm under pressure, finding your confidence after rejection, and having the ability to get pumped up in a moment’s notice will be your key to success.

To develop emotional toughness, you must develop positive emotional habits. To develop these positive emotional habits, this course is broken into 6 emotional strengths. When you master these strengths, you will have emotional toughness. Make sure to see the 6 key emotional strengths page: Click onto this link.

Professor Bio and creator of Emotional Toughness Training course

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a full professor of Human Performance at Austin Peay State University for the past 20 years. He teaches classes on peak performance and leadership. Dr. Steinberg is the author of the Washington Post best-seller Full Throttle, which the course is based. Golf Digest ranked Dr. Steinberg as one of the greatest sport psychologists in the world. He has worked with many professional golfers, collegiate teams, and juniors as well as coached many CEO and business executives from top level corporations. Dr. Steinberg has spoken to many Fortune 500 companies about emotional toughness to include Toyota, T Rowe Price, Merrill Lynch, Hughes, Pacific Life, and Bank of America. Check out Dr. Gregg Steinberg on his web site at You can follow his blog, connect with social media, or even order signed copies of his books.


This course is designed for those interested in developing greater emotional awareness as a means of becoming more effective at work, in sport, or life in general. No prerequisites are necessary.

Course Goals: As a result of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify their best and worst emotions to better perform under pressure
  • Emotionally prepare for daily challenges
  • Be more confident
  • Be more resilient and bounce back from failures more easily
  • Develop key routines that create an effective emotional state
  • Use their anxiety as an advantage
  • Overcome fears and anxieties which block your performance and happiness
  • Stay focused during meetings and remain engaged when distracted
  • Master the keys to staying motivated and inspired to stay at your best
  • Balance work and home challenges to avoid burnout
  • Be More productive and happier.

How to Complete this Course

The Emotional Toughness Training course consists of 6 modules. Each module contains an overview, video lectures, readings, assignments, an e-Zine, and a quiz. To complete each module:

1) Review the videos, and readings.
2) Complete the assignments, and quizzes.

Check out the “sample course” button to see the Emotional Preparedness Section of the course. This section is representative of all 6 sections.


There are no required texts for this course. However, students are encouraged to purchase a copy of Full Throttle: 122 Strategies to Supercharge Your Performance at Work. It is this book which your course, Emotional Toughness Training, is built. In it, you will find even more useful information regarding the topic of emotional toughness. 


This course follows an open timeline format. This means that you are free to work on any component of the course. Assignments are meant to help you reflect on your own personal strengths and to improve on your weaknesses. Participation in assignments is required to complete this course but these activities will not be graded.


At the end of each module you will have a short multiple-choice quiz that consists of 25 questions. These quizzes are based upon the videos and readings. You will have unlimited opportunities to achieve a passing grade of 70%. This means that if you don’t do as well as you would like the first time, you can review the information again to work toward a higher score.


Once you complete all six modules in this course, a certificate will open in the Certificate Module. You will be able to download, complete, and print the certificate to keep. This certificate will state that you completed the emotional toughness training from Emotional Toughness University. Please note that Emotional Toughness University implies expert knowledge in emotional toughness rather than a collection of colleges.

Where to Go for Help

At any time during this course, you can ask a question on our Need Help? Please e-mail and someone will respond to you within 48 hours.

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