Offered Online & On Campus
Applied Sport And Performance Psychology

500X330_SportsPsychology_IntroInterested in working with individuals in sports, performing arts, and health and fitness arenas on psychological factors aimed at improving human performance? 

The University of St. Thomas’ Applied Sport and Performance Psychology program will provide students with the knowledge to help individuals meet their performance and growth goals using assessment and intervention. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to work with athletes of various levels (youth, elite, masters, recreational), coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military personnel) to enhance their performance and well-being from a psychological standpoint.

The B.A./M.A. in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees within 5 years, giving the graduate the knowledge and skills to have a successful career in sport and performance psychology.

The mission of the Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (MAASP), a Master of Arts degree, is to prepare learners with advanced knowledge and skills with which to effectively have a career in sport and performance psychology.

degree plan Master of Arts in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (MAASP)

The Next Level Of Psychology

500X330_ SportsPsychology_NextLevelOffered online, the Applied Sport and Performance Psychology program at UST highlights the importance of mental health and buffering the impact of stressors, such as burnout, while maximizing human performance.  Students will complete coursework in areas related to individual and group performance, counseling theories, helping relationships, ethical standards, diversity considerations, and research and statistics.  All students will gain hands-on experience in applied settings to prepare them to work with individuals and teams in a variety of performance domains. 

This program targets the coursework and some of the applied experience necessary to fulfill the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s Certification as a Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).  Students may earn their master’s degree in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology without pursuing the CMPC certification.  Psychology undergraduates may also apply to the BA-MA program, completing their BA and MA at UST in five years.