*Prerequisite courses for option in Sport and Exercise Psychology:

Course: Diploma in Sports and Exercise Psychology

The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice

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  • Academic Background:
    * 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:

    The Sport & Exercise Psychology program at Purdue University is overseen by Dr. Steve Amireault and is part of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, in the College of Health and Human Sciences. We examine a variety of research questions using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Our research focuses on social relationships, self-resolution processes, motivation, and emotion in sport, exercise, and physical activity.

  • artl Introduction and Basic Concepts
    Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology
    Behavioral Neuroscience
    Exercise and Mental Health
    Affect Mood and Emotion

    We have several innovative pieces of research equipment, which arguably makes our laboratory one of the best equipped Exercise Psychology Laboratories in the world:

Purdue University : Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport psychology is an science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including , , and . It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding , , communication, , and career transitions.