SPP Graduate Certificate

University of Western States offers an applied sport psychology (ASP) graduate certificate for those interested in completing specialized graduate level coursework. The program is 100% online and can be completed in under a year.

Format: online
Length: 3 quarters
Credits: 24 quarter credits (16 semester credits)
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Applied Sport Psychology (ASP)

The ASP certificate program is designed to help students complete courses that have been identified as meeting AASP’s Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) coursework requirements, enhance professional development in their current career, and/or explore their interest in the profession of sport and performance psychology.


The UWS catalog houses the curriculum, course descriptions, curriculum sequence and other helpful information about the program. View the current catalog.

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Learning Outcomes

The learning outcome for the ASP program is to demonstrate application of the major concepts and current trends in research pertaining to ethical interventions in sport and performance contexts that will lead to improved performance and satisfaction.

8 AASP Knowledge Competency Areas

  1. Sport Psychology Professional Ethics and Standards
  2. Sport Psychology
  3. Sport Science (Physiological Bases of Sport, Historical/Social/Motor Bases of Sport)
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Helping Relationships (Counseling Skills)
  6. Statistics and Research Methods
  7. Psychological Foundations (previously C9-C12)
  8. Diversity and Culture