Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Exercise Psychology, MS


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The field of sport and exercise psychology is an interdisciplinary science that explores the relationship between various psychological factors and participation in sport and/or physical activity. The two-year program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers students the choice to pursue a graduate education in the field of sport and exercise psychology by either following an applied or research track. Each option integrates theory-based research and the application of key concepts associated with performance enhancement and life skill development. In this context, successful completion of this program will result in a strong understanding of the various psychosocial factors that influence sport participation and performance. Upon admission to the program, students will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist in course selection and planning. The exact program of study specified in an individual program plan will depend on previous coursework and/or individual goals. 

 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission:  

  • An undergraduate degree in a field closely related to sport and exercise psychology (e.g., psychology, exercise science, health sciences, sport management, etc.).  
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on 4.0 scale) 

Application Requirements  

  • Official undergraduate transcript 
  • An updated CV or professional resume  
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least two from a person with direct knowledge of applicant’s academic capabilities (e.g., instructor, research supervisor, advisor, etc.).  
  • A professional goal statement describing the applicants professional background, motivations for seeking a graduate education in SEP, why the current program and desired track are an ideal fit, and career/research aspirations. 

 

Degree Requirements 

Disciplinary Core Required Courses:  

Suggested Electives (Choose 3):  

TOTAL: 18 credit hours  

 

Professional Practice Core Required Courses:  

Suggested Electives (Choose 1):  

TOTAL: 15 credit hours  

 

Statistics/Research Design Disciplinary Core Required Courses:  

TOTAL: 6 credit hours  

 

Sport Psychology Disciplinary Core Required Courses:  

Suggested Electives (Choose 2):  

TOTAL: 15 credit hours 

 

Sport Psychology Professional Practice Core Required Course:  

Suggested Electives (Choose 2):  

TOTAL: 9 credit hours  

 

Statistics/Research Design Disciplinary Core Required Courses:  

Suggested Electives (Choose 1)  

TOTAL: 15 credit hours  

 

PROGRAM TOTAL: 39 credit hours (minimum) 

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