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Sport Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Overview

Gain an edge in the fast-growing field of sport psychology. Capella University’s online Master’s in Sport Psychology can put you on the path to help individuals, athletes, coaches, parents, and teams enhance or restore performance. Build your ability to address athletic performance, motivation, and recovery by helping athletes and others merge physical performance with mental performance by drawing on knowledge from areas such as kinesiology, biomechanics, and physiology. This program is also available through FlexPath.

The Building Blocks of Your Master’s Program

Our curriculum focuses on teaching how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. Prepare to work with athletes and coaches to improve motivation and improve performance, or use fitness and sports to enhance people’s general health and well-being. Use your newly attained skills to help guide individuals through the pressures associated with sports, physical therapy, or even business ventures.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Sport Psychology from Capella, you'll learn the foundations of psychology and their application to sport psychology, and utilize sport psychology theory and research to customize working models that fit specific populations.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in sport psychology include athletic program manager, coach, sport development manager or sport psychology assistant. Potential workplaces include fitness club, health care, parks and recreation organization or youth sport organization.

 

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Download the GuidedPath Specialization Guide »

Download the FlexPath Specialization Guide »

Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$21,825$29,100*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$485 per credit, 60 total quarter credits, 15 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session
$10,901$23,659*   ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per quarter, 30 total program points, 8 max transfer points

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate.  The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY7411 Learning Theories in Psychology
PSY8840 Principles of Sport Psychology
PSY8841 Performance Enhancement in Sports
PSY8842 Applied Sport Psychology
PSY8845 Current Issues in Sport Psychology

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning–beyond graduation.

Masters Degree in Sport Psychology Online Program - Capella University

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