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Sport and Exercise Psychology Career Information

bluedot Available Courses at UNT for Students Seeking a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an Interest in Sport and Exercise Psychology
bluedot Types of Positions Being Obtained by Doctoral Students Specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology
bluedot What Should Graduate Students in Sport and Exercise Psychology Know About Their Possible Futures?

Available Courses for Students Seeking a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an Interest in Sport and Exercise Psychology

UNT Kinesiology Core Courses
KINE 5090 Motor Behavior
KINE 5100 Research Perspectives in Kinesiology
KINE 5150 Quantitative Procedures in Exercise and Sport
KINE 5125 Sport and Exercise Psychology
KINE 5301 Physiology of Exercise

Exercise and Sport Psychology Related UNT Kinesiology Courses
KINE/HLTH 5135 Health and Exercise Psychology
KINE 5175 Social Psychology of Sport
KINE 5185 Applied Sport Psychology
KINE/PSYC 5850 Applied Sport Psychology Practicum
KINE 5860 Practicum, Field Problem or Internship
KINE 5900 Independent Study
KINE 5910 Independent Study (3 hours culminating experience, substitution for thesis)
KINE 5950 Thesis (6 hours)
KINE/PSYC 6125 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
KINE/PSYC 6135 Advanced Exercise and Health Psychology
KINE/PSYC 6175 Advanced Social Psychology of Sport
KINE/PSYC 6185 Advanced Applied Sport Psychology
KINE 6191 Measurement and Assessment in Sport and Physical Activity
KINE/PSYC 5205/6205 Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional Practice and Research Seminar

Other UNT Kinesiology Courses
KINE 5030 Life-span MotorDevelopment
KINE 5140 Women in Sport
KINE 5160 Sports in American Culture
KINE 5190 Neuromscular Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5200 Cardiovascular Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5290 Current Topics in Exercise Physiology and Health/Fitness Management
KINE 5310 Exercise and Fitness for Special Populations
KINE 5340 Biomechanics of Sports Skills

Courses Offered by Other UNT Departments
BEHV 5540 Legal and Ethical Issues
BEHV 5250 Errorless Learning
EDSS 5550 Introduction to Biofeedback
EDSS 5580 Parent and Family Counseling
EDSS 5610 Drug and Addiction Education
EDSS 5740 Group Counseling
HLTH 5400 Stress Management for the Health Professional
HLTH 5600 Health Promotion in a Multicultural Context
PSYC 5090 Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC 5640 Theories of Learning
PSYC 5680 Counseling Psychology Methods
PSYC 5690 Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice
PSYC 5780 Advanced Psychopathology
EPSY 6030 Practicum, Field Experience, or Internship
PSYC 6300 Theory and Application of Multicultural Counseling
EPSY 6950 Doctoral Dissertation

 

Types of Positions Being Obtained by Doctoral Students Specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology

 

What Should Graduate Students in Sport and Exercise Psychology Know About Their Possible Futures?

  • Students should ensure that they have diverse training and skills for work other than consulting athletes.

  • Although career opportunities in traditional sport and exercise psychology fields for professionals with master degrees are limited, there are some opportunities with NCAA institutions, military programs, and youth sport organizations.

  • The number of individuals with doctoral degrees earning 50% or more of their income from consulting with athletes remains low.

  • There is little evidence to suggest that the market for consulting will improve significantly in the near future.

  • For graduates, sport and exercise psychology may appear to be solid in academic institutions, but there seems to be few opportunities in the field outside of academia.