Certificate in Sport Psychology

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sports Psychology

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Sports Psychology is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:


Sport Psychology Courses

PSY 87110 Current Issues in Sport Psychology

Credits : 3

This course explores the sociology of sport, and the ethical issues surrounding sports and includes as a focus of study an examination of good sportsmanship, fair play and cheating, performance-enhancing drugs, a review of gender equity and identity in modern-day sports, animal rights in sports, violence in sports and the negative aspects in competitive youth sports.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Understand Respect for Opponent, teammates, Officials, games, and coaches
  • Analyze the ethical decisions made in participation of sports
  • Understand how culture effects different sports
  • Evaluate issues of gender equity and gender identity in sports
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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