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 87100 Applied Sport Psychology I

Credits : 3

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
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