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2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Sport and Exercise Psychology is designed for students with a scholarly interest in the field and for those who wish to pursue a doctorate. The program focuses on a theoretical understanding of sport and exercise from philosophical, sociological, psychological, and physiological viewpoints. The synergy created in this unique program provides graduates with the tools and knowledge needed to help individuals maximize their performance.

The graduate student pursuing the master of science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology is required to complete courses in advanced exercise physiology, motor learning and control, sport sociology, sport psychometrics, sport and exercise psychology, and applied sport and exercise psychology. The philosophical dimensions of sport are explored within ethical, aesthetic, epistemological, axiological, and metaphysical dimensions. The theoretical aspects of Sport and Exercise Psychology include sport personology (personality, motivation, achievement, and attributions), anxiety/arousal, attentional focus, and social/cultural manifestations of sport (humanism, youth sport, cooperation/cohesion, aggression, and leadership). Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any of three courses will be expected to move from the Sport and Exercise Psychology concentration to another program or area of concentration.

Undergraduate prerequisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Assessment in Movement and Sport
  • Heritage and Values of Movement and Sport
  • Skills and Techniques

Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Application for admission for graduate study in Exercise Science and Sport Studies Programs is highly competitive. Even though Springfield College has a rolling admission policy for graduate school, completion of the application process as early as possible is encouraged. All applications must include the following: undergraduate transcripts, GRE scores, three references, and a personal statement relative to professional goals. Any and all other materials required by graduate admissions must be included.

Contact Person:
Charles J. Redmond
Chair, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Telephone: (413) 748-3178

Basic Program

(Minimum of thirty-six semester hours of graduate credit)

CORE requirement: Total 3 s.h.

Research requirements: Total 9 s.h.

Graduate selectives: Total 4 s.h.

Chosen from an approved list in consultation with program advisor.

Degree Options:

Candidates are eligible for the M.S. degree in accordance with Plan B.

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