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Master of Science (MS) in Sports Psychology

Capella University



The online Master of Science (MS) in Psychology - Sport Psychology degree program from Capella University has been created to guide students in developing the diverse skills and the well-rounded knowledge that is needed for applying psychological principles within any amateur and professional athletics.

During the course of this online sports psychology degree program, students will study topics, such as:

  • Performance enhancement
  • Individual and team motivation
  • Injury recovery
  • Stress management

A degree in Sports Psychology is an excellent option for any individual who is looking to improve their career options, and who are wanting to obtain a career in school coaching or physical education, or in coaching or instruction in park and recreation departments, fitness clubs, sports camps, or wellness programs.

Students in the online sports psychology classes will work to develop their expertise of the foundational aspects of the field of psychology as well as their application in the field of sports.

Individuals in this sports psychology program may be required to complete an in-person field training experience, which will aid them in gaining real-world experience.

All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution, undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), appropriate educational and professional experience.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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