Sport and Exercise Psychology Option
Directed toward educational, behavioral, and applied orientations, the sport psychology specialization is designed to prepare students to serve as performance consultants for athletic teams, and health- and fitness-oriented businesses, as well as community organizations which sponsor organized recreational and youth sport programs. Students can also design this specialization to emphasize the psychology of coaching or to prepare themselves for continuing graduate studies in sport and exercise psychology.
In addition to core courses, students can choose several elective courses in psychology and exercise science to complete their course of study. One of the unique and attractive features of this applied program is the availability of internships in sport and exercise psychology with Western’s intercollegiate athletic teams and Adult Fitness programs. Internships in sport and exercise psychology are designed to serve as culminating experiences, which highlight the applied nature of this specialization. A thesis in sport and exercise psychology is required.