This concentration allows students to learn psychological factors influencing performance and to gain applicable skill sets to help athletes overcome setbacks and enhance their existing capabilities. Over the course of this graduate program, expertise increases as focus narrows towards the topics reflecting each student’s specific interests and career considerations. Any student with sport related career aspirations would find this program valuable. This concentration is specifically designed for students interested in working with athletes a mental performance coach (students can pursue Certified Mental Performance Consultant/Coach (CMPC) credentials) or wanting to enrich their knowledge of mental training as a coach, athletic trainer, or strength & conditioning or health/fitness/wellness specialist.
Through our Thesis track, students can develop their research skills preparing for doctoral/PhD studies in Sport Sciences, Sport Psychology or Mental Health Fields. It is the goal of each student to obtain a better understanding of what makes elite performers. It is our goal to guide you in best facilitating it.
Please note: the Mental Performance concentration was renamed in 2021 changing the title of the from Sport Psychology to Mental Performance. The overall focus & educational objectives remain the same, with slight curriculum modifications to match CMPC requirements for students pursuing mental performance credentialing while maintaining our unique mental training education experience for professionals in sport, health, and wellness fields.