Aim of the study was designed to determine the effect of exercise therapy with relaxation technique on psychological variables among intercollegiate athletes. To attain the purpose of the study, forty (N=40) intercollegiate athletes studying from various departments in Annamalai University, Annamalainagar aged between 18 and 22 years. The Experimental group underwent exercise therapy with relaxation technique for the period of 6 weeks of an hour in the everyday. The control group was not exposed to any specific training but they participated in the regular activities. The pre-test and post-test were conduct before and after the training for two groups. The data collected from the two groups before and after the training period were statistically analyzed by using ‘t’ test to determine the significant difference and tested at 0.05 level of significance.
Keywords : Exercise therapy, Relaxation Technique, Stress, Anxiety and Athletes.