Minor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The 21-credit minor is designed specifically for students majoring in the sport and exercise sciences as well as those in other related programs, such as psychology. You gain an overview of the principles, theories, and practices underlying the psychology of sport, exercise, and performance. The curriculum reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field as a blend of sport and exercise sciences and psychology.Courses listed as specifically required are shown below each subject area and must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses: 15 credits
PSY 281 Introduction to Psychology(3)
SES 335 Introduction to Sport Psychology(3)
SES 337 Introduction to Exercise Psychology(3)
SES 341 Psychology of Injury(3)
Choose one:
SES 427 Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (3)


SES 437 Research in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (3)

Sport and Exercise Science Elective: 3 credits
Choose one (some courses may have prerequisites):
SES 173 Introduction to Wellness(3)
SES 270 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (3)
SES 326 Principles of Motor Learning (3)
SES 328 Theories of Coaching in Sport, Fitness and Wellness(3)
SES 330 Nutrition for Physical Performance(3)
SES 340 Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation and Sport(3)
SES 463 Physiology of Strength and Conditioning(3)
SES 480 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Sport & Exercise Sciences(3)

PSY Elective: 3 credits
Choose one (some courses may have prerequisites):
PSY 316 Cognitive Psychology(3)
PSY 318 Psychology of Learning(3)
PSY 325 Theories of Personality(3)
PSY 343 Introduction to Perception(3)
PSY 370 Social Psychology(3)
PSY 382 Developmental Psychology(3)
PSY 413 Abnormal Psychology(3)
PSY 423 Industrial Psychology(3)
PSY 426 Health Psychology(3)
PSY 445 Community Psychology(3)
PSY 449 Adolescent Psychology(3)
PSY 490 Physiological Psychology(3)
PSY 494 Substance Abuse(3)