Exercise Science, M.S. - Sport Psychology

Mission Statement

The Southern Connecticut’s sport psychology program provides an interdisciplinary approach to instruction in the areas of health psychology, performance enhancement and intervention. The 33-34 credit program is a concentration area with the Department of Health and Movement Sciences’ Master’s in Exercise Science Program. Student academic coursework is housed across three departments – Health and Movement Sciences, Psychology and Counseling and School Psychology.

Program Features

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum featuring coursework from three departments
  • Thesis and non-thesis options available
  • Opportunity to individualize curriculum based on student focus
  • Field Practicum required

Students applying to the sport psychology concentration must have earned a 3.0 in their undergraduate major and have completed undergraduate prerequisite courses in Anatomy & Physiology (6-8 credits), Exercise Physiology (3 credits), Psychology (3 credits), and Abnormal Psychology (3 credits). A personal essay explaining professional goals and interest is required.

Program Requirements

Visit the graduate catalog for program requirements and further information.


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Dr. Robert Axtell PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator, Health and Movement Sciences