We would like to welcome our 2013-2014 cohort to the program! Our new students are from a variety of places
they call home, which include Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Israel. Previous schooling locations included Kalamazoo
College, Tel Aviv – Yaffo Academic College, Purdue University, St. Olaf
College, and Purdue University Calumet.
We had a number of students graduate this past spring and
summer, so hats off to them! Some have
gone on to pursue doctoral degrees at Florida State University and the
University of Southern Mississippi, one has pursued another master's degree at
Ball State, one is pursuing job opportunities in London, and another is an
independent distributor of AdvoCare while also doing some consulting work.
One of our students, Chelsea Bastin, decided to take her
thesis work one step further this past year.
She immersed herself in an organization doing amazing work with children
in Liberia. The organization is called
L.A.C.E.S., which stands for Life And Change Experienced thru Sports. Her research aim was to evaluate the program
in order to not only learn different research techniques, but also to give the
organization a product that will help them create a positive impact in the most
effective way possible. Read more about L.A.C.E.S.!
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 admissions. Applications are due no later than February 1, 2014. Click the admissions page to the right for additional information.
The Sport and Exercise Psychology master's specialization is designed to help students develop a thorough understanding of the psychological principles related to sport and motor performance. This objective is achieved through classroom study, research and practicum experiences.
At Ball State University, students are given unique opportunities. Class sizes are kept small to promote collaboration and personalized instruction. Students learn the basic concepts comprising the field of sport and exercise psychology from physiological, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Our curriculum is designed to allow students to develop as researchers and consultants. In order to help students further their research skills, they are expected to complete their own research projects or assist faculty members with their work. We also require students to attend professional conferences and help them obtain opportunities to present research and write grant proposals. This knowledge is then extended beyond the classroom and into the applied field.
Students at Ball State work closely with the intercollegiate athletics department, club sport athletes, and athletes and exercisers in the Ball State and Muncie community at large. From a consulting standpoint, we encourage students to spend their first year shadowing a 2nd year student who is serving as a supervised performance enhancement consultant. In the second year, students provide educational workshops and mental skill sessions. Additionally, many of our students concurrently complete a minor in counseling, allowing them to learn more about the interpersonal skills needed to consult.
The faculty at Ball State has an extensive background in research and field experience; working with youth, collegiate, and professional athletes as well as coaches and parents. Our faculty is actively engaged and enthusiastic about the development and growth of their students; striving to help students improve their weaknesses and maximize their strengths in order to reach both academic and career goals.
For additional information please download our program’s brochure (PDF) or click on the links to the right of this page. You may also contact our program director Dr. Lindsey Blom.
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