Interdisciplinary Studies: Sport and Exercise Psychology Bachelor of Science degree
Office: W339 Thompson Hall
Bruce Klonsky, Coordinator
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) has established the following guidelines for competencies for sport psychology professionals: scientific and professional ethics and standards; knowledge of disciplines such as health and exercise psychology and performance enhancement; biomechanical and/or physiological bases of sport, historical, philosophical and motor behavior bases of sport; basic counseling skills; skills and techniques related to sport or exercise (e.g. coaching skills and techniques associated with sport participation), skills related to research design, statistics and psychological assessment; cognitive-affective bases of behavior (cognition, emotion, learning, motivation, motor development); social bases of behavior (cultural and ethnic bases, group processes, gender roles; organization and systems theory, social psychology and sociology of sport); and aspects of individual behavior including development, personality and individual differences.
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Exercise Science Track (35-36 credit hours)
Choose one (1) course from the following Research courses:
Choose one (1) course from the following Developmental courses:
Choose 1 course from the following Group and Organizational Context courses:
Choose 1 course from the following Personality and Counseling courses:
Choose three (3) credit hours from the following Applied Sport course options:
Choose one 3-credit hour Capstone course providing practical sport and exercise psychology experience:
Students must also complete all prerequisite courses
Internships and independent study experiences are integral aspects of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Track. Students will be provided appropriate service experience in which they can develop personal skills within ethical guidelines, and increase their knowledge of sport and exercise psychology. Students must meet all transportation and living expenses while involved in the internship experience. Independent study will allow the student to explore research topics related to sport and exercise psychology in depth.