Understand the foundations of psychology and their application to
sport psychology practice.
Apply principles of sport psychology to coaching, performance
enhancement, athletic training, or consulting.
Customize working models that fit specific populations with sport
psychology theory and research.
Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and
Understand, respect, and respond to differences and diversity in the
practice of sport psychology.
Effectively communicate psychological concepts and information within
the professional community and public.
Our faculty is made up of leading scholar-practitioners who bring the
latest theories, practices, and experiences to the courserooms.
Our competency-based education approach allows you to immediately apply coursework learning to the work you do every day.
Thanks to FlexPath, you can earn your degree on your own schedule, at
your own pace, potentially saving you time and money.
Professionally Credible, Professionally Aligned
This program is built on core psychology coursework to ensure professional credibility, and it’s designed for those interested in learning how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, and exercise. You'll learn theory and research and gain the skills to help empower performance.
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
percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your
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Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own
speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.
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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
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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. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not
available for FlexPath.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans
could be eligible for a discount.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
In our master's in psychology, sport psychology program, you'll learn
how psychology influences sports and athletic performance. Apply
psychology to sports; use theory and research to customize working
models that fit specific populations.
|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|
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Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our
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Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Sport psychology goes beyond helping professional athletes overcome performance anxiety.
An athlete’s performance is influenced as much by mental state as
physical ability. A look at the sport psychology profession.
Psychology is more than one-on-one therapy. Explore 10 other career options for master’s in psychology graduates.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
MS in Psychology, Sport Psychology degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.