The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology degree program offers a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary discipline of sport psychology. Graduates of this program are well prepared to seek employment in entry-level coaching positions and admission to graduate psychology programs at the master’s or doctoral level.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Discuss current trends in psychological research in both individual and team contexts within sport psychology.
- Analyze how psychological factors influence performance in sport, and techniques to increase performance and reduce anxiety.
- Examine the history of sport psychology and its role in contemporary psychological theories and systems.
- Discuss the influences of diversity and multiculturalism on group interactions and performance.
- Apply psychological theory to coaching situations.
- Communicate orally and in writing using proper sport and psychology terminology.
- Discuss the legal and ethical issues in sport psychology and performance enhancement.
- Discuss the physiological and motoric principles of performance in sport and physical activity
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology degree, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
- PSY 302 Foundation of Sport Psychology
- PSY 448 History of Sport & Sport Psych
- PSY 300 Social Psychology of Sport
- HUB 441 Research Design and Analysis
- PSY 303 Motor Learning
- PSY 440 Sport Psychology for Coaches
- PSY 443 Culture and Sport Psychology
- BIO 385 Biomechanics of Sport
- BIO 386 Exercise Physiology
- PSY 340A Counseling Techniques I
- PSY 445 Applied Sport Psychology
- PSY 442 Sem Applied Sport Psychology
- PSY 485 Sport Psychology Sr. Project