NMU Offering Applied Sport Psychology Degree

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Northern Michigan University's School of Health and Human Performance is now offering a master's degree program in applied sport psychology. The interdisciplinary degree is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and ability to earn certifications/licensures that will facilitate meaningful employment as coaches, mental performance consultants, and clinical sport psychologists.

This online, asynchronous delivery format will allow current coaches and athletes the opportunity to access this education around their busy schedules. 

“There is a core set of courses, and then students can pursue one of two tracks: certification as a mental performance consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology; or licensure as a limited psychologist,” said Associate Professor of Applied Exercise Science and Health Derek Marr, in a presentation to the NMU Board of Trustees. 

Marr said Health and Human Performance developed the program because of an expected increase in demand in the field over the next decade. Psychologists, coaches and scouts and fitness trainers/instructors have all seen an increase of 10% or more, which is much faster than the average growth, he added.

For more information, as well as how to apply for this certification, click here.

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Max McCullough
Student Writer