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 lives. Taught by distinguished faculty with extensive sport 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 programs 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 incorporates elements 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. Learn more about the clinical mental health counseling program. 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

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