Sport and exercise psychology (SEP) is a growing field in which professionals provide mental skills consultation to individuals, groups, teams, and/or organizations who want to improve their preparation and performance. Clients may include performing artists, youth athletes, military professionals, business professionals, esport athletes, exercisers, and college and professional athletes. Earning a minor in SEP will allow students in a variety of majors to learn more about the field and profession as they acquire basic knowledge and skills preparing them for a graduate degree.

What You Will Learn

Our courses provide students with information about the field of sport and exercise psychology, career options and paths, theoretical foundation, and basic skills. Students will learn about topics like behavior change, motivation theory and techniques, group dynamics, exercise adherence, mental performance consultant certification, applied techniques, and diversity considerations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a foundational knowledge of sport and exercise psychology.
  • Students will develop an understanding of educational paths and career opportunities in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 22


The courses you will complete include:

  • PSYS 100 Introduction to Psychological Science (3)
  • PSYS 284 Research Methods in Psychological Science (4) (EXSC Majors pre-req PSYS 241)
  • PSYS 318 Psychopathology (3)
  • HSC 210 Health Behavior Theories or EXSC 302 PA Across the Lifetime (3)
  • SEPS 360 Exercise Psychology (3)
  • SEPS 400 Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
  • SEPS 409 Sport Psychology (3)

If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Dr. Jean-Charles Lebeau.

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog

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