Universities that offer sports psychology programs

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Universities that offer sports psychology programs
Sports psychologists perform assessments. (sports medicine image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.com)

The American Psychology Association defines sports psychology as a multidisciplinary field that combines sport science, medicine and psychology. Sports psychology majors study sport psychology theory and research, counselling techniques, social issues and exercise physiology. They prepare for careers that may include consulting in variety of areas: assessments, organizational issues and performance enhancement.

John F. Kennedy University, Master of Arts in Sports Psychology

Admission to this on-campus program requires a bachelor's degree and completion of two prerequisite courses: introduction to psychology and introduction to sport psychology. Students may take the prerequisites during their first year in the program. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or international students and are required to submit an application, transcripts, personal statement and three recommendations. Students in the program complete four internships, 77 classroom units, and a written and oral examination.

Sports Psychology Program John F. Kennedy University 100 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 800-696-5358 jfku.edu

University of North Texas, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Sport Psychology

Applicants for this campus-based program must meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, which requires completion of the online application and submission of all transcripts and graduate school exam results. The minimum GPA is 2.8 or 3.0 for undergraduate work and 3.0 for graduate work. Following admission to the graduate school, students must apply for admission to the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. The program requires completion of a practicum, internship and service as a research adviser.

Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence University of North Texas Room 235 Terrill Hall P.O. Box 311280

University of the Rockies, MA in Psychology, Sports and Performance Psychology

The university offers this degree online and on campus. The accelerated online program is completed in six weeks, one class at a time. The program requires completion of 39 credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, and passing grades on the final exam. The campus program requires completion of 62 to 88 credits and 180 practicum hours, a minimum GPA of 3.00 and defence of the dissertation. The campus program requires completion of two prerequisite courses for students without a degree in psychology or a related major.

University of the Rockies 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado, Springs, CO 80903 866-621-0124 rockies.edu

Sport Psychology Master's Certificate, University of California Pennsylvania Global Online

This online certificate program requires completion of four 3-credit courses and is designed for professionals in fitness careers, coaches, trainers and military personnel. The program promotes a holistic approach to recovery, covering topics such as performance enhancement and intervention methods. Admission requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited school, college transcripts, a minimum 3.0 GPA and application to the graduate school. Contact the Office of Web-based Programs or visit the website and complete an online request for information

Office of Web-based Programs University of California Pennsylvania Global Online 724-938-5958 866-595-6348 calugo@calu.edu calu.edu

Capella University, Master of Science in Psychology Sports Psychology Specialization

This online program is offered by the school's Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology. Admission requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, transcript copies, recommendations and a minimum 2.30 GPA. The program requires completion of 65 quarter credits which includes seven core and six specialisation courses.

Capella University Capella Tower 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402 866-933-5970 http://www.capella.edu>

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