Sports Psychology and Clinical Psychology News for 05-21-2019

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College of Education

This degree is part of the counseling psychology program, housed in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology. This degree program provides a strong, fortified master’s degree that blends the two fields of sport psychology and career counseling. Students who choose this specialty area have an interest in working with the careers of individuals in the world of sports. The curriculum is based on a scientist-practitioner model of training as well as a holistic view of how sport, career choice and personal adjustment provide one with both an engaging and rewarding career and personal life. There is a strong emphasis on learning through experience, where the experiences derived in and with athletic teams and with a college career center.

The degree program was designed to move one toward qualifying a student to meet most but not all of the state of Missouri’s curricular requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor. In addition to required course work, the graduate must also complete 3,000 hours of supervised counseling and pass a licensure examination. The degree program was also designed to qualify a student to meet some of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology’s curricular requirements to become a certified AAASP consultant. Additional courses and experiences necessary for AAASP certification are included in a separate sport psychology electives section. Unofficial academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution in psychology, education or a related major.

Statement of purpose addressing the following: Describe interests and experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds. Describe your previous experience serving in a helping or counseling role, your interests and career objectives, how these interests and career objectives have developed, how these interests match those of specific program faculty, and how being accepted into the program of your choice will benefit your career aspirations and help you act upon your beliefs, goals and philosophy.

Major:Kinesiology-Sport Psychology

The overall objective of the programs in kinesiology is to improve the lives of students by providing insight, education, and practical experience in exercise, sport, and physical activity. Programs in kinesiology open doors to relevant and rewarding professional careers. The PETE program is an accredited program that adheres to the standards outlined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The undergraduate Sport Administration Option prepares students for entry-level careers in the sport industry and graduate studies in Sport Administration. Students learn a combination of skills related to sport and undergo a strategic career analysis, evaluate their marketability within the sport industry, learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition, network with leading sport personnel and organizations, and develop a career plan and resume – all while gaining essential hands-on sport industry experience.

At the master’s level, the Department of Kinesiology offers options in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Sport Psychology, and curricular emphases in physical education. The exercise science and sport psychology labs are fully equipped with research-standard technology. A degree in kinesiology can lead to very bright career prospects in health care, sports and athletics, education, and other professional avocations. Modern, well-equipped instructional and research labs in exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports and exercise psychology, and athletic training are central components of the department. The Department of Kinesiology offers advanced study designed to enhance professional competencies in pedagogy, exercise science, sport administration, and sport psychology.

These offerings prepare students for more advanced degrees, applied research, and/or careers in clinical settings, teaching, administration, coaching, or the sport industry. Advising Notes The Master of Arts degree program in Kinesiology assumes undergraduate preparation equivalent to a California State University, Fresno major in kinesiology.

MSc Sport Psychology Masters Degree Course

NB: Due to the curriculum and competency requirements of the accrediting body there are no option modules on the MSc Sport Psychology programme. Student learning is supported through the use of our Virtual Learning Environment that provides learning resources over and above that found in the learning centre. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues and include coursework essays, needs analyses and the design of interventions, research reports, case studies, presentations, role play, and video analysis and critique. All students undertaking the full MSc are required to submit a Dissertation Project, which can be presented in either a traditional 12,000 word thesis or in publishable paper format. The MSc in Sport Psychology is ideally suited to those aspiring to become practicing sport psychologists, as well as teachers, lecturers and coaches.

Successful completion of the MSc Sport Psychology forms part of Stage 1 training towards BPS Chartered Status and will enable students to progress onto Stage 2 training if they hold full GBC membership entitlement. The MSc in Sport Psychology provides a platform from which students can pursue Supervised Experience through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences leading to potential accreditation as a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist. The programme provides an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study. Applicants must hold a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in psychology or an undergraduate degree in sport/exercise science with a significant sport psychology element. Applicants who do not hold an initial degree must have substantial experiential learning in a sport and/or mainstream psychology domain.

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year, however module selection can be specific to students and their commitments. Postgraduate Scholarships:The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university.