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Master of Science, Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration

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Format: In person at Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 36

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with a sport & exercise psychology concentration integrates science and application in mental skills training and life skills development. Designed for students interested in applied work and/or research in the sport and exercise psychology discipline, the degree is grounded in the fundamentals of the scientific process and theory for research and supervised applied work within individual and group/team environments. Following completion of the program, students are able to competitively pursue various applied positions within the discipline and/or admission into doctoral programs within the field.

You will be prepared to pursue advanced sport and exercise psychology careers.

The Sport & Exercise Psychology practicum, requires you to complete a research-based thesis or applied internship experience. 

The sport and exercise psychology master’s program provides a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum aligned with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology requirements for Certification.

Admissions

Regular Admission

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major or minor is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    • Work history,
    • Professional experiences,
    • Membership and participation in professional organizations,
    • Other experiences related to the academic program, and
    • Contact information for a minimum of three references.
  • A personal statement of no more than three pages that includes a description of previous professional experiences and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University.
  • Completion of an online application for the College of Graduate Studies.
  • A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed.

Provisional Admission

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75-2.99 (4.0 scale).
  • Submit GRE scores
  • A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    • Work history,
    • Professional experiences,
    • Membership and participation in professional organizations,
    • Other experiences related to the academic program, and
    • Contact information for a minimum of three references.
  • A personal statement of no more than three pages that includes a description of previous professional experiences and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University.
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Completion of an online application for the College of Graduate Studies.
  • A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed.

Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program. 

Admission Deadline

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Contact Us!

Brandonn Harris
Professor and Program Director of Sport & Exercise Psychology
Phone: 912-478-7900
Email: bharris@georgiasouthern.edu

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Financial Assistance

Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, Graduate Assistantships which include teaching in the Physical Activity Lifestyle program, teaching the laboratory portion of Human Anatomy and Physiology, working in the Department of Athletics, and/or assisting with faculty research are available to qualified applicants. Application material for the graduate assistant positions can be obtained from the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology.

Last updated: 1/5/2021