Sport and Performance Psychology

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The integrated Sport and Performance Psychology (SPP) graduate programs at University of Western States (UWS) provide students with the skills in positive and applied sport psychology needed to enhance performance and transform the lives of others. Taught by world-class faculty with extensive sport and performance psychology experience, the curriculum educates students on the process of success, creating and leading highly effective teams, utilizing positive motivation and communication techniques, as well as setting and achieving high goals. The program and faculty prepare graduates with the first-hand experience needed to serve as leaders in sport, coaching, exercise, mental health counseling and wellness disciplines.

The SPP programs offered include: Master of Science (MS) degree, Doctor of Education (EdD) degree, and three graduate certificates. The specialized EdD program is a blend between 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.

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

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