Master of Arts in Performance Psychology

Kirstie E.
Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran

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4 WEEK CLASSES
The MA in Performance Psychology program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Learn the latest in theory, research, and applied techniques across the fields of business, exercise physiology, the fine arts, military and combat psychology, as well as sport psychology with the Master of Arts in Performance Psychology. You’ll explore the intersection of performance with psychology using research into techniques, counseling, peak performance, and sport science. The performance psychology graduate program’s coursework will contribute to your academic requirements to seek certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). The practical and tailored hands-on learning experiences will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to settings including university and professional athletics, fine arts performances, corporate settings, children in school and community sports organizations, coaching, and teaching.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the means by which psychological factors influence performance and related empirical and theoretical research.
  • Apply theoretically sound performance enhancement assessments and techniques with individual performers and teams representing various competitive arenas.
  • Integrate theoretical perspectives from counseling and sport psychology and related fields into performance settings.
  • Apply counseling skills to working relationships with clients and athletes.
  • Apply ethical principles in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.

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