Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science, Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration

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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.

The sport and exercise psychology master’s program consists of 36 semester credit hours and provides a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum aligned with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology requirements for Certification. Sample courses include work in research methods, data analysis, individual and team interventions for mental skills training, ethics in sport and exercise psychology, team dynamics, the psychological aspects of elite performance, exercise psychology, and current issues and trends in sport and exercise psychology. 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.

In addition to the Sport & Exercise Psychology practicum, all graduate students are required to complete a research-based thesis or applied internship experience. You will be prepared to pursue advanced sport and exercise psychology careers.

Last updated: 7/2/2020

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