How to Declare the Sport Psychology Minor (Admission and Declaration Process):
For Admission: There is a minimum capacity of 10 openings each year for the sport psychology minor (5 in the Fall quarter and 5 in the Winter quarter), with possible additional spots depending on major capacity (maximum 25). Students who have 75 credits completed, a 2.5 GPA, and have already declared their major (or have declared a psychology pre-major), may apply to the sport psychology minor. Should the number of applicants exceed the number of spots available, priority will be given to non-kinesiology majors in order of highest GPA, then to kinesiology majors in order of highest GPA. Students apply via the Kinesiology program website by the second Friday of classes in the Fall and Spring quarters for admission into the minor starting in the subsequent quarter. Students will be notified of acceptance before registration and will have to receive advising (see below) to develop a plan of study before registration overrides will be given.
Note: If the student has attended more than one institution then the student's GPA for purposes of application to the Kinesiology minor is calculated as a weighted average of the GPAs obtained at each of the schools attended. Please submit unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary school attended to Taylor Leenstra in CV 271B or Taylor.Leenstra@wwu.edu at time of application. (Advanced placement classes are not included in the calculation; running start classes recorded on a community college transcript are included.)
For Advising: Kinesiology or other non-psychology majors, contact Taylor Leenstra (see above). For psychology majors, contact one of the Department of Psychology Sport Psychology Minor Advisors: Dr. Kristi Lemm, 498 AIC East, 360-650-3187, Email: Kristi.Lemm@wwu.edu or Dr. Kelly Jantzen, 494 AIC East, 360-650-4046, Email: Kelly.Jantzen@wwu.edu.
Advising tips: Students may start taking psychology courses in anticipation of applying for the minor; however, that is not a guarantee that they will be admitted given the space limitations.