Sport Psychology at Adams State University

Effectively develop and apply health, physical activity, and psychological principles as they relate to human performance with a degree in Sports Psychology from Adams State University.

Your coursework will focus on the role of the brain in human performance and how to apply psychological techniques at the level of individual athlete. You’ll discover how to influence sport and exercise environments, shape group processes, enhance health and well-being, improve performance, and facilitate psychological growth and development in sport participants.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for graduate school, or to pursue careers in clinical, educational, or research settings. Students with degrees in sports psychology become counselors, teachers, coaches, scientists, scholars, and more.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology
欧洲杯怎么买球 Minor in Sport Psychology

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Sport Psychology Program Highlights

Mental Training Lab

欧洲杯怎么买球The Mental Training Lab is used to test student-athletes in various ways, and thus, can be useful in tracking athletic performance and mental strength changes over time (e.g., different training seasons). Students in certain undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology courses are able to get “hands on” experiences in their field of study; students are both “subjects” and testers as they learn various testing methods.

 

 

Sport Psychology Program Outcomes

Experience

Students engage in a hands-on practicum that provides for a “real world” experience in the sport psychology realm.

Sport Performance

This program prepares students for graduate study or careers that involve understanding the psychological and physiological influences on sport performance.

Understand the role of the brain in human performance and apply psychological techniques and theories to human performance within diverse populations.

Graduate Degrees

Most jobs in Sport Psychology require graduate degrees. We will prepare you for advanced studies in sport psychology, sport and exercise physiology and/or counseling.

Careers

欧洲杯怎么买球Clinical arenas – Individuals trained in clinical or counseling psychology are interested in the athlete and his or her experiences.

Educational settings – Practitioners teach principles of sport and exercise psychology to athletes and coaches and help athletes develop skills for optimal performance.

欧洲杯怎么买球Research – Scientist/ scholars look for better techniques that can be applied to today’s athletes.

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Sport Psychology Program Faculty

Prian Zulegar HPPE
Brian Zuleger, Ph.D.
Professor of Sport Psychology
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Leslie Alvarez, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
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Jeff Elison, Ph.D.
Professor of Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology Curriculum

Explore Some of Our Courses

KIN 190: Sport Psychology (3 hours)
欧洲杯怎么买球 Sport psychology is primarily concerned with the interaction between psychological variables and exercise. This course will review this interaction by addressing variable that affect the individual athlete, influence sport and exercise environments, shape group processes, enhance health and well-being, improve performance, and facilitate psychological growth and development in sport participants.

KIN 350: Methods of Coaching (3 hours)
This course is intended to provide the foundations of coaching for a person who wants to coach at the youth, elementary, high school or college level. Through a series of discussions, readings, videotaped presentations, internet activities, and guest lectures from coaches in the San Luis Valley, the potential coach will gain the knowledge and skills required to be an effective coach. This course will address the many roles and duties a coach must accept to have the best impact he/she can have on the athlete.

Academic Catalog
 
 

欧洲杯怎么买球The sport psychology undergraduate degree at ASU kept me engaged in the two subjects I was most passionate about – applied psychology and exercise science – while preparing me for my graduate studies.

Riley Robbins