Sport & Exercise Psychology Concentration
Chatham University is pleased to offer the first Sport & Exercise Psychology program in Pittsburgh. Part of our highly regarded Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program (MSCP), the new Sport & Exercise Psychology concentration is designed for counseling and psychology professionals in both athletic and non-athletic settings.
Sport psychology practitioners help coaches, athletic trainers, and school administrators who seek to strengthen an athlete’s on-field performance and to reinforce the application of sport strategy and skill to off-field areas including enhanced academic performance, peer relationships, and leadership situations.
Since exercise has been identified as a risk modifier for many health problems, Sport and Exercise Psychology also benefits individuals with risk factors including smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity-related behaviors.
COURSE STRUCTURE (3 credits each)
Sport & Exercise Psychology program courses include:
- Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Sport & Exercise Psychology Interventions I: Children and Adolescents
- Professional Sport & Exercise Psychology Interventions II: College Students and Adults
- Advanced Seminar in Sport & Exercise Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Psychologists and professionals in disciplines including but not limited to counseling, mental health, school guidance counseling and social work may enroll in the Sport & Exercise Psychology program without being admitted to Chatham University as a graduate student. A bachelor’s degree is required.
Participants in Chatham University’s MSCP program may concentrate in Sport & Exercise Psychology.