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 211||Sport Psychology||3|
|PS 259||Health Psychology: Health & Wellness Applied||3|
|or PS 212||Exercise Psychology|
|PS 390||Critical Perspectives in Sport and Physical Activity||3|
|Two Electives (one must be a PS course)||6-7.5|
|Health Psychology: Health & Wellness Applied|
or PS 212
|Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation|
|Financing Sports Organizations|
|Sports Marketing and Promotion|
|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.