Enhance the Performance of Sport Participants
The study of psychological and social factors that influence sport & physical activity participation. Sport psychology involves the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior in recreational and competitive sport. This includes the study of individual processes such as motivational orientations, self-efficacy, stress/anxiety & social factors.
Curriculum and Courses
This certificate includes the study of individual processes such as motivational orientations, self-efficacy, and stress/anxiety, as well as social factors such as group processes, coaching, and leadership effectiveness. A Graduate Certificate is like a Minor. It requires the completion of 12 graduate credits (4 courses). Students may be degree-seeking students or Continuing Graduate Study (CGS) students. Upon completion, a Graduate Certificate in Sport Psychology will be noted on the student's transcript.
- SLM 632: Psychological Foundations of Sport
- SLM 633: Psychological Interventions in Sport
- SLM 634: Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
- 1 elective
If you are a current Miami graduate (including combined degree) student and are interested in a Certificate, submit a Certificate Form. If you are not a current Miami graduate student and are interested in a Certificate, submit an online graduate application. Select "Certificate Seeking" on page 1.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify psychological theories that explain sport and physical activity participation and performance
- Students will be able to evaluate the psychological needs of athletes and plan appropriate interventions that can enhance the performance of sport participants, as well as their personal development and experience of physical activity
- Students will be able to explain sport as a social phenomenon that involves group processes, coaching, and leadership effectiveness.
Podcast: Sport Psychology Today with Dr. Robin Vealey
In this podcast episode, we gain a glimpse into the growing world of sports psychology. What it is, what it isn’t, and how it has been quickly expanding far beyond the realm of coaching and athletics alone.Listen