The Sport and Exercise Psychology program prepares leaders who can guide individuals, groups, and organizations to increased involvement and continued motivation in exercise, physical activity, and sport settings to improve health and well-being across the lifespan. The Sport and Exercise Psychology program is based on science-practitioner model where the focus is on theory and research and how that information can be applied in a variety of movement settings. To maximize success, students are encouraged to become involved with faculty research as well as initiate their own projects with faculty support. Students also have the opportunity to develop applied skills through behavioral and theory-based interventions focused on exercise or physical activity in worksite and community-based settings, and self-initiated projects in the sport realm. The mission of Sport and Exercise Psychology Faculty is to discover and disseminate knowledge in the areas of Exercise Psychology, Physical Activity Promotion, Public Health, Motor Behavior, and Sport Psychology through research, service and educational programs. Students are part of an intentionally small group to provide the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research projects and to offer flexibility in the program to allow it to be tailored to meet individual student academic needs. Please contact the concentration coordinator for more information.
Activity Promotion Laboratory (APL)
Visual Motor Lab (VML)
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Sport and Exercise Psychology program alumni have a variety of career opportunities available to them. Graduates have been successful in pursuing advanced education through doctoral and professional allied health programs. In addition, alumni are employed in a variety of health, fitness, and sport settings including careers in health promotion, coaching, and public health.