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Doctor of Philosophy in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Integral to the philosophy of Springfield College is the integration of the spirit, mind, and body, the whole person, for leadership in service to humanity. Sport and exercise psychology is a sub-discipline of the sport sciences/physical education and as such provides the student an opportunity to examine the integrated mind/body responses in an exercise and sport context.

Doctoral students in the sport and exercise psychology program gain an understanding of the scientific, sociological, psychological, and research bases of sport, as is necessary in working with athletes in a performance enhancement context. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek certification through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Graduates of the sport and exercise psychology PhD program will be prepared to teach sport and exercise psychology and related courses at all educational levels. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to the current knowledge base of the field by continuing research in sport and exercise psychology, and will be qualified to work as a sport psychology consultant at all levels for athletes, athletic departments, coaches, exercise and fitness programs, and national governing bodies.

A. Sport and Exercise Psychology Requirements (18 credits)

B. Related Coursework (12 credits)

E. Electives (to total a minimum of 78 credits)

9 elective credits must be chosen in consultation with the students advisor and must be graduate level courses with one of the following prefixes: AEXS, COUN, HLTH, MOST, PHED, or PSYC.

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