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If you have a strong interest in sport and fitness performance, this online doctoral degree in sport psychology will help prepare you for a highly rewarding career. Doctoral degree program graduates can seek positions in administration, coaching, consulting, counseling, or entrepreneurship. Employment opportunities are also available in the corporate world, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, sports performance clinics, and sports and fitness organizations. Sport psychology experts help athletes and fitness enthusiasts optimize their performance, assist coaches create winning, cohesive teams and help athletes set personal, as well as professional goals, in striving to enhance their performance on and off the field.
This EdD degree provides students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport beyond the Masters degree level. You will experience a highly supportive student-centered environment. The courses are delivered by a team of dedicated sport psychology, personal development and sports performance experts. Many of whom are at the forefront of international research and professional practice developments in their respective fields. The application of theory to professional practice is the core strength of this doctoral degree in applied sport psychology.
The coursework in this Doctoral Degree in Sport Psychology provides students with a wide range of knowledge in coaching principles, counseling methods, group dynamics, linguistics for coaching success, mental toughness, teamwork, Hemispheric Integration and the application of psychology and coaching to athletic performance. Students also learn practice and business building skills for long-term career success.
Courses in the Doctoral Degree in Sport Psychology
NOTE: This degree program is not intended to prepare a student for state or national licensing as a clinical psychologist or mental health professional.