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.

Careers in Sports Psychology (undergraduate)

Team assistants, Coach / Asst. Coach, Athletic program consultant, Nursing home activities director, Juvenile rehabilitation activities coordinator, Disability activities coordinator, Wellness program coordinator, Insurance risk management specialist, Health rehabilitation assistant, Parks and recreation director, Exercise science program assistant, Athletic trainer, Program director, Performance specialist, Fitness instructor, Youth development specialist

Bachelor of Science in Sports Psychology

Degree Plan [Traditional and Online]

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1338         Finite Mathematics or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1300 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PY 1310           Introduction to Psychology

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 53

 Departmental Major Field Requirements [29 hours]

COU2320         Introduction to Counseling
PY1100            Seminar: Foundations In Psychology
PY2100            Seminar: Special Topics In Psychology
PY3100            Seminar: Readings In Psychology
PY4100            Seminar: Senior Seminar In Psychology
PY2301            Developmental Psychology
PY3330            Behavioral Statistics
PY3150            Research Methods Lab
PY3350            Research Methods
PY3360            Social Psychology
PY4315            Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
PY4351            Internship
PY4391            Capstone Research Project

Sports Psychology Degree Requirements [12 hours]

PY3315           Theories of Human System Dynamics
PY4302           Sports Psychology
PY4307           Industrial Organizational Psychology
PY4330           Physiological Psychology

Sports Psychology Degree Electives [12 hours]

Department Elective (at least ONE course) (3 hours):

COU2355        Drugs and Society
COU3324        Counseling Skills
COU3355        Substance Abuse
COU3365        Conflict Management
COU3370        Group Dynamics
PY3385           Behavior Modification Theories
PY4335           Health and Rehabilitation Psychology

Physical Education Elective Options (9 hours):

PE2301           Individual and Dual Sports
PE2303           Team and Recreational Sports
PE3303           Kinesiology
PE3331           Health Education
PE3334           Motor Learning
PE3360           Physiology of Exercise
PE4311           Prevention & Treatment of Ath. Injuries I

            (Or other P.E. related course approved by advisor)

Electives………………………………………………………………… 18

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………1213,4

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation