About This Program

Degree Earned

You'll earn a PhD in physical education with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology.

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We also offer a Master of Science or Master of Education in sport and exercise psychology.


Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD
Director for Sport and Exercise Psychology
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
(413) 748-3601

The sport and exercise psychology doctoral specialization encompasses the scientific, sociological, psychological, and research bases of sport necessary to work with athletes in a performance enhancement context.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared for certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee(USOC).

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to teach sport and exercise psychology and related disciplines at all educational levels. You also will be prepared to contribute to the current knowledge base of the field by continuing research in sport and exercise psychology, and to work as a sport psychology consultant at all levels for athletes, athletic departments, coaches, exercise and fitness programs, and national governing bodies of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and USOC.

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