Check out Dr. Blom as she discusses recent events at the Boston Marathon as we gear up for the Indy Mini Marathon: Preparing Mentally for Long Distance Running!
Congratulations to Jacob Cooper for his work to receive a $10,000 Cohen Peace Fellowship grant to contduct his project entitled, "Soccer for Peace in Jordan: A Qualitative Analysis of Program Effect.".Congratulations to Emmy Kaiser, Fall 2012 SEP Student, for making the U.S. Paralympic Tennis Team. Check out her story, Kaiser's Tennis Dream. Congratulations to Dr. Blom for receiving a federal grant to develop a Sport for Peace program in Jordan! Check out her work!
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 prograrm director Dr. Lindsey Blom.
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