Prepare to seek a rewarding career as a professional coach, focusing on performance, motivation, and the psychological benefits of sports and athletics. The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology will give you a comprehensive introduction to the modern and growing field of psychology as it relates to sports and performance. Throughout the program, you’ll explore the reasons and factors that influence people to participate in physical activity and understand how a person’s emotions and mental state can affect athletic performance. Graduates with a sports psychology degree can pursue a career in coaching or continue on to graduate 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.
- Discuss the influences of diversity and multiculturalism on group interactions and performance.
- Apply psychological theory to coaching situations.
- 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.
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