Graduate study in Sport and Exercise Psychology addresses how social and psychological factors influence participation and performance in physical activity, as well as how involvement in physical activity influences the psychological make-up of the individual.
We are interested in recruiting people who are passionate about research in Sport and Exercise Psychology into both our masters and doctoral programs. Topics discussed in sport and exercise psychology include, among others, motivation, self-perceptions, leadership behaviors, group dynamics, and exercise and physical activity behavior change.
The Sport and Exercise Psychology Program at Oregon State University.
Sport and exercise psychology is a graduate area of concentration offered within the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences. Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Exercise and Sport Science are available with Sport and Exercise Psychology concentration. A master’s degree generally requires two years of full-time study and a doctoral degree four years of full-time study (beyond the masters degree) to complete. The sport and exercise psychology program is research oriented with an emphasis in social psychology of physical activity.
Recent research projects conducted in the department have investigated stages of exercise behavior across different cultures, the application of the transtheoretical model of behavior change to individuals with disabilities, a team building intervention designed to enhance the self-conceptions of physical education students, and self-concept as a mediating variable to exercise behavior.
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