Olivet College is one of a handful of schools now offering an undergraduate major in sports psychology. Sport psychology provides students with the behavioral knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the physical and mental performance of those participating in recreation, fitness/exercise and sport settings.
With this major, you will receive extensive training in sport and exercise science, in addition to taking a number of psychology courses. By understanding the psychology associated with human movement, students will specialize in the context of sport and exercise performance and the strategies for achieving peak performance. The major will better prepare those seeking careers in coaching, wellness management, sport management, life skills programming and physical rehabilitation. Students could also work with patients in hospital wellness or rehabilitation programs supporting patients as they recover from sports-related injuries.
You’ll also be well-prepared for graduate studies in sport psychology, sport sociology, sport management or counseling. If you are looking to become a certified sport psychologist, you must continue your education at the graduate level as well.
We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.
Click below for an overview of courses associated with this minor. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.
For an official description of courses and degree requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, please reference our academic catalog.