Sport, Health, and Exercise Psychology
The minor is designed to introduce students to the fields of sport, health, and exercise psychology. Depending on one’s coursework, this minor can help students prepare for a wide array of jobs, including careers in mental training, clinical/counseling sport psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, medicine, nursing, health promotion, health studies, teaching, public health, coaching, and sport administration/business. The program is beneficial for those considering graduate study in any of these areas or a closely related field.
Sport, Health, and Exercise Psychology Minor
|PS 101||Introductory Psychology||3|
|PS 390||Critical Perspectives in Sport and Physical Activity||3|
|Select Two: 1||6|
|Health Psychology: Health & Wellness Applied|
|Select Two Electives (one must be a PS course):||6-7.5|
|Psychology of Coaching|
|Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation|
|Financing Sports Organizations|
|Sports Marketing and Promotion|
or BI 374
|Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics|
A grade of C or above (C- does not count) in each course counted toward the major or minor including PS 101 Introductory Psychology.
Students pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Sport, Health, and Exercise Psychology will only be able to double-count three courses towards both degrees. This includes:
- PS 101 Introductory Psychology
- Two courses from different categories (i.e., “Perspectives,” “Focused,” or “Topics”)
As a result, students must take at least three courses that only count for the SHEP minor.
Students cannot pursue BOTH the psychology minor AND the SHEP minor.
Students can take all three courses and count one toward the elective category.