Energize yourself and others with the skills to enhance performance. This specialization compels you to develop comprehensive strategies to effect change as a coach and a leader
, either in sports or in human performance in genera
l. This psychology degree prepares you to work with coaches, trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, amateur or professional athletes, and athletic management
. The skills learned can also be applied to the business world working with managers, executives, or individuals wanting to enhance performance. Through a wide array of dynamic courses in human development, coaching, mind-body practices, and peak experience, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to inspire, motivate, and make people more effective. Achieve mastery when you specialize in performance psychology.Please note:
The curriculum provides academic training in accordance with certification requirements as set forth by the Association of Applied Sports Psychology (AASP). While completing the Master of Arts in Psychology, Sports and Performance Psychology Specialization may prepare students to enter the AASP certification process, there is no guarantee of such certification as a result of earning this degree. Candidates for certification are urged to contact the AASP directly, and to remain aware of changes in certification requirements by the AASP.Degree Completion Requirements:
To fulfill the requirements for the Master of Arts in Psychology, Sports and Performance Psychology Specialization, you must successfully complete the following:
- Program coursework of 39 credits
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
- Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program
- Submission of the Petition to Graduate form and applicable fees
Take advantage of the flexible course offerings, as follows:
- Evening and/or weekend courses are offered.
- Evening courses meet for four hours one night per week over a nine-week term.
- Weekend classes meet on three weekends over the nine-week term from Friday at 12:00 noon through Sunday at 1:30 PM.
- The typical course load is two courses per term.
- Courses are listed in the proposed sequence. You will have assistance from the Registrar for scheduling your courses.