Bachelor of Arts inSport Psychology

Majoring in Sport Psychology involves the study of the psychological and mental factors that influence and are influenced by participation and performance in sport, exercise and physical activity. You’ll learn core concepts in psychology, sport theory, and kinesiology and how they intersect with each other. What are the psychological benefits of sports? What is the role of motivation in physical training? How can concentration enhance performance? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any career in sport psychology as you take 45 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Sport Psychology Curriculum Overview

The Sports Psychology major focuses on current psychology and kinesiology as foundational concepts in sport psychology. This exercise science degree prepares students for positions in settings such as injury rehabilitation, fitness/wellness centers, coaching, rehabilitation, health and wellness education. The program also serves as preparation for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, exercise physiology, sports management and sport psychology. Students learn sport and psychological theory and have numerous opportunities to bridge theory into practical applications.

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Career Potential

You'll also have real opportunities to learn beyond the classroom via Concordia Health Alliance for Majors in Physical Education & Kinesiology (CHAMP) Club activities; participation in conferences, workshops, seminars, and clinics locally and nationally; and internship opportunities. Because we design our sport psychology program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant
major if you’re considering a career in settings such as injury rehabilitation, fitness/wellness centers, coaching, rehabilitation, or health and wellness education.

  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Fitness and Wellness Centers
  • Coaching
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health and Wellness Education

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