The integrated sport and performance psychology (SPP) graduate programs at University of Western States (UWS) provide students with the skills in positive and applied sports psychology needed to enhance performance and transform lives. Taught by distinguished faculty with extensive sports psychology program experience, the curriculum educates students on the process of success, creating and leading highly effective teams, using positive motivation and communication techniques, as well as setting and achieving high goals. The program and faculty prepare graduates with the firsthand experience needed to serve as leaders in the sport, coaching, exercise, mental health counseling and wellness disciplines.
The SPP programs offered include: master of science (MS), doctor of education (EdD), and three graduate certificates. The specialized EdD program is a blend of a research-oriented PhD (doctor of philosophy) and a Psy-D (psychology doctorate), which allows students to meet their specific career goals and educational needs. For those who are interested in counseling, UWS offers both an MS and an EdD degree program in clinical mental health counseling, in which sport and performance psychology content is integrated into the curriculum.
Concentrations Offered within the MS Degree: Positive Coaching