* Bachelor of Arts (BA), Major in Psychology, St. Thomas University
* Bachelor of Education (BEd), Secondary Education, St. Thomas University
* Master of Education (MEd), Sport Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
* Master of Human Kinetics (MHK), Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Windsor
Master’s students completing a thesis and doctoral students are trained to conduct independent research, and doctoral students preparing for positions in higher education are exposed to additional experiences such as teaching lower and upper division courses, grant writing, presenting at conferences, and publishing research articles. Graduate sport and exercise psychology courses adopt a theory-to-practice approach that enables current research and theory to be applied to practical situations. Formal coursework is supplemented with small group or individual reading sessions designed to examine sport and exercise psychology topics in greater detail. In addition, each academic program is carefully tailored to meet the professional needs and interests of the student.
Sport and exercise psychology is a graduate area of concentration offered within the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences. Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Exercise and Sport Science are available with Sport and Exercise Psychology concentration. A master’s degree generally requires two years of full-time study and a doctoral degree four years of full-time study (beyond the masters degree) to complete. The sport and exercise psychology program is research oriented with an emphasis in social psychology of physical activity.
Exercise Psychology Lab research focuses on psychological responses to physical activity and psychological factors associated with physical activity participation and dropout. Emphasis is placed on the following: