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 87101 Applied Sport Psychology II
This course is the second of a two-part course that provides an overview of the foundations and applications of sport psychology. The focus of study examines performance enhancement through psychological skills training, and imaging and goal setting. It also explores enhancing health and well-being by avoiding or responding effectively to athletic injuries, addictive behavior, and burnout. This course explores the basic concepts and principles of sport psychology and how they can be applied to counseling, teaching, coaching, and fitness instruction. It also 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
- Review somatic, cognitive and multimodal anxiety reduction techniques
- Analyze coping strategies to deal with competitive stress
- Assess how expectations affect performance and behavior
- Evaluate the theory of self-efficacy and various aspects of coaching efficacy
- Examine major types of goals and goal-setting systems
- Research and evaluate football related head injuries and how to prevent them
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology