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Sport Psychology
MS in Psychology

You can be a driving force to help athletes and teams reach their goals. With an online MS in Psychology, Sport Psychology from Capella University, you’ll develop expertise to guide people through the psychological pressures of practice, performance, recovery, coaching, and even business ventures. You’ll study fundamentals of human behavior, explore learning theory, and master analytical techniques to help athletes of all ages and abilities unlock their potential.

Specialize in athletic performance

Explore the fundamentals of human behavior to analyze and uncover issues affecting sports performance.

Professionally useful knowledge

Through competency-based education, you can take the advanced theories you’re learning and apply them practically in the field.

Two flexible online learning formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two 100% competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath Is FlexPath right for you?

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 4 Core courses
  • 7 Specialization courses
  • 1 Integrative project
  • 58 Total credits (15 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your master’s in psychology in 15 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MS in Sport Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Psychology, Sports Psychology.

Job titles to explore

  • Adjunct or part-time psychology faculty
  • Instructor
  • Athletic program manager
  • Coach
  • Fitness coach
  • Sport development manager
  • National sport program coordinator
  • Sport psychology assistant
  • Personal trainer

Employment settings to explore

  • P–12 public or private school
  • Community college
  • Fitness club
  • Youth sport organization
  • Health care organization
  • Military
  • Corporation
  • Parks and recreation organization

*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.

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