The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sport Psychology (CPSP) is designed to provide supplemental education for baccalaureate degreed professionals in sport and other performance-based fields along with other non-mental health baccalaureate graduates and 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 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 accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term 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

Recreational Therapist

College Team Psychologist

Certificate in Sport Psychology Requirements

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Core Courses 18
TOTAL FOR THE CPSP 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 87100 Applied Sport Psychology I — 3-credits
  • PSY 87101 Applied Sport Psychology II — 3-credits
  • PSY 86801 Therapeutic Boundaries — 3-credits
  • PSY 87110 Current Issues in Sport Psychology — 3-credits
  • PSY 87115 Psychology of Coaching — 3-credits
  • PSY 87120 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

Ready to get back to your dreams? We can help!

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

Call us at: 1.800.477.2254 | Email: admissions@calsouthern.edu

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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. www.wscuc.org.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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