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BA in Sport Psychology

National University
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
San Diego
English
February 2021

Program description

BA in Sport Psychology

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.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Preparation for the Major

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology

Requirements for the Major

  • Foundation of Sport Psychology
  • History of Sport & Sport Psych
  • Social Psychology of Sport
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Motor Learning
  • Sport Psychology for Coaches
  • Culture and Sport Psychology
  • Biomechanics of Sport
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Counseling Techniques I
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Case Studies Sport Psychology
  • Sport Psychology Sr. Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

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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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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92123 San Diego California
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