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
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, and they may also 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.
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.
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2015 admissions. Applications are due no later than February 1, 2015. Click the admissions page to the right for additional information.
For additional information please download our program’s brochure (PDF) or click on the links to the right of this page, as well as visiting the program Facebook Page. You may also contact our program director Dr. Lindsey Blom.
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