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What will I learn?

Prepare to seek a rewarding career as a professional coach, focusing on performance, motivation, and the psychological benefits of sports and athletics. The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology will give you a comprehensive introduction to the modern and growing field of psychology as it relates to sports and performance. Throughout the program, you’ll explore the reasons and factors that influence people to participate in physical activity and understand how a person’s emotions and mental state can affect athletic performance. Graduates with a sports psychology degree can pursue a career in coaching or continue to graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level.

Program Learning Outcomes

Discuss current trends in psychological research in both individual and team contexts within sport psychology.

Analyze how psychological factors influence performance in sport, and techniques to increase performance and reduce anxiety.

Discuss the influences of diversity and multiculturalism on group interactions and performance.

Apply psychological theory to coaching situations.

Discuss the legal and ethical issues in sport psychology and performance enhancement.

Discuss the physiological and motoric principles of performance in sport and physical activity.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (At least 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $1,665 per 4.5 Quarter Unit; USD $370 per Quarter Unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Venue

College of Letters and Sciences

11255 North Torrey Pines Road,

LA JOLLA,

California,

92037, United States

Online/Distance (At least 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $1,665 per 4.5 Quarter Unit; USD $370 per Quarter Unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.

For international students

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0. ACT/ SAT recommended.

TOEFL score - 70 (IBT); IELTS score - 5.5, with no band lower than a 5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 50; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – 5; Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C grade or higher; Certificate of Advanced English with a C grade or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate