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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.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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 the structured version of your degree program, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning.

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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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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.