Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology program is designed to develop a theoretical base in the discipline of sport and exercise psychology; and better prepare students, coaches, and consultants to apply such knowledge to performance enhancement issues associated with competitive athletics and exercise settings.

Program Highlights

  • The courses in our program count towards certification, as does students' work with exercisers and athletes.
  • Students complete their applied hours of mental performance delivery through The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology. Attained hours are used toward Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).
  • The program supports students who are interested in applied careers and continued study (PhD).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation written by professors, advisors, or supervisors (employers, coaches, etc.) who can speak to your success in graduate school
  • Resume/ C.V.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start February 1 February 1
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Michelle McAlarnen


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