Master of Science in Sport Psychology
100% Online MS in Sport Psychology
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New start date every Monday
Start your first course when it’s convenient for you.
21 Months to your Master’s Degree
Finish your MS in Sport Psychology in just 12 courses.
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Improve Mental Wellness for Athletes
Enhance the lives of athletes with the 100% online Master of Science in Sport Psychology degree program at National University. NU’s comprehensive program will prepare you to work with high-performance athletes to improve their mental health and assist with their physical needs.
The NU Master of Science in Sport Psychology (MSSP) degree program is focused on developing the skills and personal and professional growth that are required for effective practice in the field of Sport Psychology. The program is designed to provide an integrated learning experience for students seeking specific training in the profession of Sport Psychology. Students in this program will critically analyze a broad range of theories and practical knowledge in Sport Psychology. The specialization complies with the eight knowledge areas as required for the Certification Council for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). The degree offers the opportunity to engage in field work and supervision. This training prepares students for applied sport psychology work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, youth and recreational sports, high school athletics, collegiate athletic departments, professional sports organizations, tactical athletes (military), and private practice.
The MS in Sport Psychology complies with the eight knowledge areas required for the Certification Council for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). In addition, during the optional fieldwork experiences, students can complete hours that can count towards the mentored experienced required for the CMPC certification. The coursework has been identified as appropriate by the Certification Council of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
View the CMPC® Candidate Handbook (link: https://appliedsportpsych.org/certification/certification-program-candidate-handbook/)
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Total Credit Hours: 36 Credit Hours
Courses: 12 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 18-21 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One
The National University Master of Science in Sport Psychology degree can equip you with the skillset for a range of performance coaching or training roles, such as*:
- Mental Performance Consultant for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes
- Mental Performance Consultant for business, military, law enforcement, and other high-performance industries
- College or University faculty
You can also emerge with key skills to succeed in the performance coaching field, such as:
- Exercise science
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s Master of Science in Sport Psychology degree program, you’ll be able to:
- Explore theories and principles in sport psychology to inform professional contexts and promote performance enhancement
- Examine research methods and data analysis in sport psychology
- Apply psychological principles and research to personal, social, and organizational issues
- Develop a personalized approach to professional services
- Employ ethical principles of sport psychology in academic and professional matters
- Examine diversity issues in professional contexts
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