Sport and Exercise Psychology Program of Study

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*located on the Statesboro Campus

Two Tracks to the M.S. in Kinesiology with a sport and exercise psychology concentration:

  1. Thesis

Allows students to further their knowledge in a research topic of interest in the hopes of publication and possible doctoral study. See Thesis Guidelines.

  1. Internship

Allows student to further their knowledge in the applied setting in the hopes of future employment after the Master’s Degree. See Internship Guidelines.

Possible placements:

  • Life Skills Coordinator Positions at a major NCAA Institution
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist at a Military Performance Enhancement Center
  • Community Sport Organization (YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, CYC)
  • Youth Sport Specialist in Sport Psychology
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist at a major Performance Enhancement Facility (IMG, Evert Tennis Academy, Velocity Sports)
  • Academic Advisor/Counselor Positions at a major NCAA Institution
  • Private Practice in Mental Coaching/Sport Psychology Consulting
  • Behavior Coach at Wellspring Camp

 THESIS OPTION

Fall First Year

  • KINS 6131 Data Analysis in Kinesiology
  • KINS 7531 Team Dynamics
  • KINS 7530 Psychology of Peak Performance

Spring First Year

  • KINS 7533 Sport Psychology Interventions
  • KINS 6130 Research Design in Kinesiology
  • KINS 7099: Health and Exercise Psychology or ELECTIVE

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OR APPLIED EXPERIENCE

Fall Second Year

  • KINS 7733 Practicum in Sport Psychology
  • KINS 7999 THESIS
  • ELECTIVE

Spring Second Year

  • KINS 7534 Current Issues in Sport Psychology (ONLINE)
  • KINS 7999 THESIS
  • KINS 7099: Health and Exercise Psychology or ELECTIVE

 INTERNSHIP OPTION

Fall First Year

  • KINS 6131 Data Analysis in Kinesiology
  • KINS 7531 Team Dynamics
  • KINS 7530 Psychology of Peak Performance

Spring First Year

  • KINS 7533 Sport Psychology Interventions
  • KINS 7099: Health and Exercise Psychology or ELECTIVE
  • KINS 6130 Research Design in Kinesiology

Fall Second Year

  • KINS 7733 Practicum in Sport Psychology
  • ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE

Spring Second Year

  • KINS 7534 Current Issues in Sport Psychology (HYBRID: ONLINE and IN-CLASS)
  • KINS 7999 INTERNSHIP

Common Electives:

  • Qualitative Analysis (KINS)
  • Ethical Considerations in Sport and Exercise Psychology (KINS)
  • Counseling (COUN)
  • Public Health (PUBH)
  • Psychology (PSYC)
  • Exercise Science (KINS)

Last updated: 2/27/2018

Department of Health Sciences & Kinesiology • hk-office@georgiasouthern.edu