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Sport Psychology program focuses on the integration of science in performance enhancement & life skill development

Statesboro, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Sports Psychology

Program Overview

Program Description:

The program consists of 36 semester credit hours, including course work in research methods, data analysis, individual and team interventions for performance enhancement, team dynamics, life skills interventions, the psychological aspects of elite performance, and the development of a sport psychology consultation private business.

In addition to the Sport & Exercise Psychology practicum, all students are required to complete a research-based thesis or applied internship experience.

The Sport Psychology Unit seeks to become an elite academic program focusing on the interdisciplinary study of applied sport psychology. The program promotes optimal and ethical graduate education mentorship, scholarship, research and grant procurement, applied experience in sport psychology, and a commitment to professional and public service.

To this end, the Sport Psychology Program at Georgia Southern University will be characterized by:

Student preparation for future excellence through interdependent leadership, innovation, and service. Future excellence may be at the applied doctoral level or an applied position within the sport psychology discipline such as life skills development, performance enhancement, or health behavior development.

Diverse faculty and staff who are internationally acclaimed, use emerging technology, are innovative with curriculum, produce grants and scholarly manuscripts, are socially and morally responsible, and have a genuine regard for graduate students.

Community partnerships and applied sport psychology and life skills experiences to enhance performance and human well being.

An environment that promotes academic distinction, high expectations, and intellectual engagement through student centered research and learning initiatives, faculty research collaboration, and technological advancement.

A clearly focused and valued purpose!

Additional Program Information

Financial Aid:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale). Minimum score of 400 on the GRE Verbal section plus submission of scores for the: Quantitative and Analytical sections of the GRE taken prior to October 1, 2002, OR Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE taken after October 1, 2002. A full vitae or resume that includes the following: a) Work history, b) Professional experiences, c) Membership and participation in professional organizations, d) Other experiences related to the academic program, and e) Contact information for a minimum of three references. Complete an Online Application – College of Graduate Studies
International Requirements:

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