Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses
At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:
- Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
- Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
- Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest
Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.
Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
PSY 87100 Applied Sport Psychology I
This course is the first of a two-part course that provides an overview of the foundations and applications of sport psychology and examines human behavior in sport and exercise settings. It examines personality, motivation, competition, group and team dynamics, and communication. This course also explores the basic concepts and principles of sport psychology and how they can be applied to counseling, teaching, coaching, and fitness instruction. In addition, it investigates the latest research and practice in sport and exercise psychology.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
- Analyze how cognitive strategies relate to athletic success
- Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
- Examine ways to regulate arousal, stress and anxiety
- Analyze competition and cooperation
- Integrating and applying your knowledge of sport and exercise psychology to a practical setting
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology