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Sport & Exercise Psychology Careers

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Career and educational opportunities in sport & exercise psychology are diverse, ranging from personal counseling and consulting to research. Specific positions include doctoral student, performance enhancement consultant in sport and fitness, college instructor, research assistant, athletic administration, recreation administration and coaching.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates have gone on to pursue the following career opportunities:

  • Mental Trainer at a golf academy
  • Behavioral Health Intern with a MLB team
  • Collegiate coaching positions
  • Life skills coordinators in university athletic departments
  • CSF-Prep
  • Academic advisors in student-athlete services
  • Weight management and exercise behavior consultants in fitness facilities

Educational Opportunities

The graduate program in sport & exercise psychology also prepares students for advanced graduate study. Possible Sport & Exercise Psychology Doctoral Programs housed in either Kinesiology/Sport Science or Counseling/Clinical Departments after completing this program:

  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Kansas
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Temple University
  • University of Idaho
  • University of South Carolina
  • Ball State University
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Utah
  • Michigan State University
  • Springfield College
  • Georgia State University

Although students have attended other doctoral programs in years past, these applied doctoral programs coincide with the preparation and training that you will receive at Georgia Southern University.

Last updated: 4/4/2022