Certificate in Sport Psychology

Program Overview

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Get into the minds of top athletes and learn what makes them tick with a post-master’s certificate in sport psychology. This 20-unit certificate gives athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, and others in the sport and fitness arenas an introduction to the world of sport psychology, providing knowledge in both sport psychology and kinesiology.

This Post-Master’s Certificate in Sport Psychology is an introduction to theory, knowledge, and practice within the sport domain. This 20-unit certificate is typically for individuals who are already trained in a clinical or counseling setting (and have a master’s or a doctorate) such as practicing psychologists, therapists and counselors, who are looking to receive training in sport psychology, typically to meet the CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant®) coursework requirements through the AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology). The Certificate requires 20 units which can be completed within one year of study.

This certificate can be completed online, on-site, or a combination of the two.

Course Info

  • QUARTER UNITS: 20
  • COURSES: 6
  • EST. TIME TO COMPLETE: 12 months

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Theory: Students will be able to describe, explain, synthesize, apply, and critique theoretical perspectives from sport psychology and related fields while demonstrating continuous development of their philosophy of practice to inform their work.
  • Ethics and Professionalism: Students will be able to describe, explain, synthesize, apply, and critique professional ethical standards in a culturally appropriate manner while utilizing decision-making principles in relation to ethical considerations.
  • Multicultural Competence: Students will be able to describe and explain potential sources of bias within themselves and clients, in addition to synthesizing, applying, and critiquing concepts while adapting their skills to promote inclusive practice.
  • Assessment: Students will be able to describe, explain, synthesize, apply, and critique various assessment tools while identifying potential clinical concerns and applying referral procedures to create effective action plans.
  • Counseling Skills: Students will be able to describe, explain, synthesize, apply, and critique counseling skills to develop a working relationship with clients while demonstrating awareness of how the self may impact the client-consultant relationship.
  • Performance Enhancement Skills: Students will be able to describe, explain, synthesize, apply, and critique performance enhancement skills with individuals and teams.

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