Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology

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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. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Preparation for the Major (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (13 courses; 58.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper Division Electives (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Choose three upper division electives from available offerings within the College of Letters and Sciences. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students select AT LEAST 2 of their required electives from the following 7 courses:
In lieu of the elective requirement, students may choose to complete the Concentration in Professional Golf Management (PGM) listed below: