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2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Sport and Exercise Psychology, Ph.D.

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Program Description

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.

Program Highlights

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Required Credits: 78

School: School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership

Department: Exercise Science and Athletic Training

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/graduate/sport-and-exercise-psychology-doctoral-degree

I. Degree Requirements (78 credits)

B. Selectives (9 credits)

Select an additional 9 credits of graduate level courses within the following prefixes: AEXS, COUN, HLTH, MOST, PHED, and/or PSYC

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