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Sports Psychology

Beyond core requirements, students complete the major requirements by choosing a concentration. Based on a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

The sports psychology concentration increases the student's understanding of the field and prepares him/her for advanced study in this area of psychology. This emphasis involves the study and understanding of the psychological factors associated with performance in sports and other types of physical activity.

Sports Psychology Concentration Requirements18 units
Required Courses18 units
PSYC 330
Sports Psychology
3
PSYC 385
Health Psychology
3
PSYC 415
Group Process
3
PSYC 450
Counseling
3
PSYC 485
Stress and Coping
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 345
Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development
3
- or -
PSYC 355
Psychology of Adult Development
3
Recommended Coursesoptional
AES 363
Physiology of Exercise
4
AES 364
Kinesiology
3
PE 325
Motor Development and Learning
3
PE 406
Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
3
PE 474
Practicum in Coaching (F, S)
2
PSYC 480
Psychological Testing and Measurement
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.