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
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:
Recreational sport and exercise 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.
This Majors Abroad Program (MAP) will require at least two semesters of study abroad. Students spend the junior year abroad taking courses at the University of Stirling (Scotland). Because of the structure of the major, the study abroad component of the MAP MUST be completed as a one-year, fall-spring sequence during the junior year.
Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Department Chair and the Office of Study Away.