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 101Introductory Psychology3
PS 390Critical Perspectives in Sport and Physical Activity3
Select Two: 16
Sport Psychology
Exercise Psychology
Health Psychology: Health & Wellness Applied
Select Two Electives (one must be a PS course):6-7.5
Stress Management
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Coaching
Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Sports Law
Financing Sports Organizations
Sports Marketing and Promotion
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Integrated Physiology
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
Total Hours18-19.5

Academic Requirements

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.