Bachelor of Science in Sports Psychology


Health, exercise, motivation, team dynamics, and other areas of applied sports practice have psychology as their foundation. Therefore, sports psychology is a good choice for student athletes who are interested in an academically rigorous program of study that includes sports and fitness related focus. Sports psychology is also a good choice for students interested in some areas of rehabilitation, motivation, or activities in organizations that serve the mentally ill, defiant and criminal populations, and physical activities for the elderly.

 

Degree Plan

Core Requirements 50 hours

Christian Literacy 18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I (3 hours)

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II (3 hours)

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible (3 hours)

BI 2319 Christian Ethics (3 hours)

BI 3311 Marriage and Family (3 hours)

BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Cultural Heritage Literacy 9 hours

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (3 hours)

HU 2355 Western Tradition II (3 hours)

HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Information and Communication Literacy 9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (3 hours)

EH 1302 English Composition II (3 hours)

EH 2301, 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature (3 hours)

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 7 hours

MH 1338 Finite Math – or higher (3 hours)

BIO 1300 Perspectives of Biology – or higher/approved (3 hours)

BIO 1100 Perspectives of Bio. Lab – or approved matching lab (1 hour)

Personal and Social Literacy 7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness (3 hours)

FAF1111 or 2111 Faulkner Foundations (3 hours)

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Major Requirements 71 hours

Psychology Major Field 29 hours

PY 1100 Seminar: Foundations in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 2100 Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 3100 Seminar: Readings in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 4100 Seminar: Senior Seminar in Psychology (1 hour)

COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling (3 hour)

PY 2301 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3330 Behavioral Statistics (3 hours)

PY 3150 Research Methods Lab (1 hour)

PY 3350 Research Methods (3 hours)

PY 3360 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4315 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 hours)

PY 4351 Internship (3 hours)

PY 4391 Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

Degree Requirements 12 hours

PY 3315 Theories of Human System Dynamics (3 hours)

PY 4330 Physiological Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4302 Sports Psychology (3 hours)

Electives 12 hours (4 courses)

Choose ONE Department Elective From This List: 

COU 3324 Counseling Skills (3 hours)

COU 2355 Drugs and Society (3 hours)

COU 3370 Group Dynamics (3 hours)

COU 3355 Substance Abuse (3 hours)

COU 3365 Conflict Management (3 hours)

PY 3385 Behavior Modification Theories (3 hours)

PY 4335 Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (3 hours)

Choose THREE Department Electives From This List: 

PE 2301 Individual and Dual Sports (3 hours)

PE 2303 Team and Recreational Sports (3 hours)

PE 3303 Kinesiology (3 hours)

PE 3360 Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)

PE 3331 Health Education (3 hours)

PE 3334 Motor Learning (3 hours)

PE 4311 Prevention & Treatment of Ath. Injuries (3 hours)

Or other P.E. approved courses

Free Electives 18 hours


Core Curriculum Requirements 50 hours

Professional and Major Field 71 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 121 hours

 

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

Prospective students wishing to enroll in this degree program must be a qualified high school graduate who has completed a high school curriculum and received a regular high school diploma, or has a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. Applicants out of high school for more than five years are not required to provide ACT or SAT scores. If out of high school for less than five years, a minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 1290 is required for admission. Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements can apply for conditional admission. You must forward official transcripts from all schools previously attended.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent directly to the address below.
    Faulkner University
    4525 Southlake Pkwy
    Hoover, AL 35224

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