Sport Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

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Mind, Body, and Sport

Sport Psychology, a Majors Abroad Program (MAP), allows students with this very specific interest to study it as an undergraduate. This unique major provides a solid foundation in research skills while encouraging each student to explore an area of focused interest. As with all MAP programs, a year of study abroad is required after psychology basics are completed at Arcadia's campus in Glenside.

Spend your junior year abroad at the University of Stirling (Scotland) completing a minimum of three courses in sports science or Sport Psychology. Upon return to Glenside, you will complete your Senior Course, which is a focused internship and thesis on a specific field or topic in sport psychology. 

What to Expect

  • A year of study abroad
  • Real-world internships and fieldwork
  • Hands-on research required of all majors
  • Senior research project

Career Paths

Sport Psychology majors are well prepared for graduate work in the fields of sport psychology, health psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy.

Other career options include:

  • Marketing
  • Coaching
  • Recreational sport and exercise services
  • Teaching
  • Personnel management
  • Information presentation
  • Research
  • Human services
  • Various therapy systems

In addition, as a student in the Sport Psychology program you will develop transferable skills valued by employers including interpersonal, communication, numerical literacy, computer literacy, time management skills, and critical thinking.