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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2021  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Psychology, B.A.


About the Program


  • A year of study abroad
  • Preparation for careers in marketing, coaching, teaching, personnel management, information presentation, research, human services, and various therapy systems
  • Preparation for graduate work in sport psychology, health psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy
  • Real-world internships and fieldwork
  • Hands-on research required of all majors
  • Library or empirical research senior thesis project

The Sport Psychology major incorporates a year of study abroad after students have studied psychology basics at Arcadia’s campus in Glenside, Pa. Students interested in this Majors Abroad Program will spend their junior year abroad, either at the University of Stirling (Scotland) or St. Mary’s University College , where they will complete a minimum of three courses in sports science or Sport Psychology. Upon their return, they will engage in an internship in the field of Sport Psychology and write a literature review thesis or conduct an independent research project on a topic related to Sport Psychology as part of the two-semester senior seminar course.

This major allows students with this very specific interest in Sport Psychology to study it as an undergraduate. The unique major provides a solid foundation in research skills while encouraging each student to find his or her area of focused interest. Students who decide in spring of their sophomore year that they do not want to go abroad can still complete the Psychology major on schedule.

Sport Psychology graduates have careers in marketing, coaching, recreational sport and exercise services, teaching, personnel management, information presentation, research, human services, and various therapy systems. Transferable skills that are valued by employers are interpersonal, communication, numerical literacy, computer literacy, time management skills, and critical thinking. More specifically, Sport Psychology majors are well prepared for graduate work in the fields of sport psychology, health psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy.

Required Study Abroad


This Majors Abroad Program (MAP) will require at least two semesters of study abroad. Students spend the junior year abroad taking courses at the University of Stirling (Scotland) or St. Mary’s University College (London, England). Because of the structure of the major, the study abroad component of the MAP MUST be completed as a one-year, fall-spring sequence during the junior year.

Visit the University’s Web site for more information. Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Department Chair and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.

Requirements


(49-52 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128)

First Year


Junior Year


Students spend the junior year abroad taking courses at the University of Stirling (Scotland) or St. Mary’s University College (London, England) . Coursework must include a minimum of three courses in Sport Psychology or sports science. See Pathways to Study Abroad.  Students must take PY345 online in spring of junior year.

Senior Year


Students will focus their senior internship and senior thesis on a topic from the area of Sport Psychology.

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