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Sport and Performance Psychology Certificate

Certificate | Hybrid

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Help others optimize their performance skills

Help others excel

Learn the main theoretical approaches, principles, and methods of sport and performance psychology with a Certificate in Sport and Performance Psychology. This graduate certificate program is also ideal for those who want to further their education and expertise in mental skills training and/or are working towards their Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) certification through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Choose from on-campus, online, or hybrid program options.

Please note: "Fully online" in our SPP programs typically means a combination of synchronous (real-time classes with a few mandatory live classes during the semester with the professor and peers) and asynchronous (students work in their own time within weekly course deadlines) components. This gives students some real-time engagement plus flexibility.

Program Mission: To educate and train students to become ethical, professional, and culturally competent practitioners who work with performers in a variety of domains. Our program is grounded in the theory and research of sport and performance psychology and offers training for practitioners to apply this education in the field. The program is committed to supporting both the professional and personal growth of students to become practitioners and leaders of Sport and Performance Psychology who integrate the art and science of mental skills training.

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Contact an enrollment counselor with any questions you have about the sport psychology certification program.

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Career Opportunities

Sport and Performance Psychology Pathways

  • Professional Psychologists Who Want to Work with Performers

    This Certificate Program is perfect for psychologists working towards their Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) certification through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

  • Coaches and Athletic Trainers Who Want an Introduction to Sport and Performance Psychology

    Enhance your work as a coach or a trainer with a Certificate and Sport and Performance Psychology. Your Certificate courses also count toward a Master of Arts in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology.

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Certificate Program Highlights

• Choose from on-campus, online*, or hybrid certificate courses.
• Learn from highly-skilled, internationally-recognized sport psychology faculty.
• Learn online in a combination of real-time classes and some coursework on your own schedule.
• Some shadowing experience with practitioners working with performers.
• Additional elective options may include courses in applying performance psychology with military, business, or the performing arts.
• You may attend performance masterclasses with renowned practitioners.

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World-class leadership in Sports & Performance

ASPP Advisory Board

Inspiring leaders, practitioners and performers from various performance domains based in Europe and all across the US.

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