Sports psychology is sometimes offered as a concentration within broader educational or counseling psychology degree programs. These programs typically exist at 4-year colleges and universities.
Consider the Following:
- Accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Some schools may be affiliated with important organizations, like the American Board of Sports Psychologists, or others that offer certifications, which may prove helpful in pursuing a career.
- Consider the amount of hands-on experience a program offers, such as internships or study abroad opportunities.
Core required coursework covers fundamentals of psychology as well as psychological and sociological applications related to athletics. These typically include studies in the psychological aspects of coaching, exercise, fitness and athletic performance. Many programs also feature coursework in related areas, such as:
- Motor learning
Graduate programs typically require advanced coursework in educational and sport psychology, research and movement science. Most programs also require related clinical work in the field. Graduate degree programs are offered as master's and Ph.D. programs. Coursework can include:
- Stress and performance
- Theories in psychology
- Enhancing human function
- Motor skills learning
- Foundations of counseling psychology
Schools Offering Sports Psychology
|Azusa Pacific University||4-year, Private|
|University of Denver|
|Marian University Indianapolis|
|University of Northern Iowa||4-year, Public|
|Robert Morris University|
|Lubbock Christian University|
|West Virginia University|
|Southern Adventist University|
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