The Certificate in Sport Psychology is designed to provide supplemental education for baccalaureate degreed professionals in sport and other performance-based fields along with other non-mental health graduates as well as to provide an opportunity to develop expertise in the field of sport psychology.

While pursuing the CPSP, learners are exposed to theoretical models in sport psychology, solution-focused skills, and cutting-edge scientific research. This graduate certificate explores vital ethical, cultural, and professional topics of interest to those who want to develop a solid foundation in the field of sport psychology.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year  (full-time status)

Time to certificate completion can be shortened by accelerating completion of courses and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Promote the integration of practical psychological experience with formal academic learning.

Foster growth in intellectual accomplishment and an opportunity to develop an executive level perspective on practices in the behavioral sciences.

Promote the acquisition of psychological concepts, principles, standards, and processes as it relates to the behavioral sciences.

Encourage legal and ethical behavior as it relates to the behavioral sciences.

Encourage ethical behavior in regards to information technology skills as it applies to mental health environments.

Promote the analysis and evaluation of information critically and effectively.

Foster the integration of multicultural awareness of human diversity as it relates to the behavioral sciences.

Career Outcomes

Athletic Coach / Trainer

Certificate in Sport Psychology Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Core Courses 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Sport Psychology is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Core Courses

  • PSY 6801 Therapeutic Boundaries — 3-credits
  • PSY 7100 Applied Sport Psychology I — 3-credits
  • PSY 7101 Applied Sport Psychology II — 3-credits
  • PSY 7711 Current Issues in Sport Psychology — 3-credits
  • PSY 7715 Psychology of Coaching — 3-credits
  • PSY 7720 Enhanced Performance: Preparation/Motivation — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

CalSouthern is helping me achieve my professional/career goals while accommodating my work/family commitments. I am very happy with my studies and grateful for this program’s flexibility!

– Michelle Gee, School of Behavioral Sciences

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Contact us to learn more about our online Certificate in Sport Psychology program.

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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