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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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 may seek certification through the organizations including the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the American Psychology Association (APA).

Upon graduation, you will be prepared primarily to teach sport and exercise psychology at all educational levels and teach in the areas of sociology and philosophy of sport. You also will be prepared to contribute to the current knowledge base of the field by continuing research in sport and exercise psychology, and will be qualified 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), as well as the USOC.

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