Course Description

The fieldwork experience or internship provides practical application of performance psychology principles in a professional setting. A thesis consisting of the written report of an investigation or of a successful fieldwork project is required. This project must be initiated, executed, and reported by the student under the supervision of the faculty. The student must consult the lead faculty prior to beginning the fieldwork experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of performance psychology in a variety of professional, athletic, or organizational settings.
  • Evaluate a performance setting and apply appropriate performance psychology techniques.
  • Research challenges in the preparation and performance of an athlete, musician, artist, team, or organization.


The student is required to enroll for fieldwork credit and must maintain continuous enrollment in PSY 615 until the thesis has been completed and submitted to the lead faculty. Only one enrollment in PSY 615 is required. The total number of credit hours recorded for fieldwork may not exceed nine, regardless of the number of enrollments in PSY 615. No credit will be recorded until the thesis has been approved by the program advisory committee, and submitted to and approved by the lead faculty.

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