Sport and Performance Psychology

The SPP programs offered include: master of science (MS), doctor of education (EdD), and three graduate certificates. The specialized EdD programs incorporate elements of a research-oriented PhD (doctor of philosophy) and a Psy-D (psychology doctorate), which allow students to meet their specific career goals and educational needs. The counseling coursework is an essential aspect of the training in SPP and toward becoming a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Additionally, if students are interested in pursuing licensure in mental health counseling, UWS offers a master’s program as well as an integrated EdD degree in clinical mental health counseling with the sport and performance psychology curriculum included.  To learn more about these licensure-eligible programs, please visit the clinical mental health counseling page for further details. While these degree programs are similar due to course content, the career outcomes can differ. Trying to decide which program is right for you? Check out this valuable resource that can aid in directing you toward the right educational path!

Concentrations Offered within the MS Degree:  Positive Coaching

Concentrations Offered within the EdD Degree:  Positive Leadership and Administration  |  Individual Studies

Clinical Mental Health Counseling:  MS degree  |  EdD degree with SPP specialization*

*SPP-EdD content is available in the 138 credit CMHC-EdD pathway for those pursuing counseling licensure. This integrated EdD degree in clinical mental health counseling includes the sport and performance psychology curriculum.

Graduate Certificates: Sports Nutrition  |  Positive Leadership and Administration  |  Applied Sport Psychology

Faculty and Staff
Meet the esteemed sport and performance psychology faculty and staff.