The Psychology and Sports Sciences track is an interdisciplinary track that will focus on the theory and research surrounding such topics as:

  • personality & sport
  • anxiety and sport performance
  • motivation in sport
  • aggression in sport
  • group dynamics in sport
  • health and well-being in sport.

This track is intended for students who wish to combine their interests in psychology and sports-related disciplines.

It explores issues related to sports from experimental, practical, and interdisciplinary approaches.

REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY CORE COURSES:

PS 101 – Introduction to Psychology
PS 301/301L – Experimental Design (with lab)

PSYCHOLOGY AND SPORTS SCIENCES CORE COURSES:

PS 241 – Social Psychology
PS 310 — Sports Psychology
PS 342 — Psychology of Prejudice

Choose ONE of the following:

PS 318/318L – Sensation & Perception (with lab)
PS 326 — Psychobiology

Choose ONE of the following:

PS 261 – Child Development
PS 262 – Adolescent Development

Choose ONE of the following:

PS 435 – Tests and Measurements
PS 457 — Psychopathology

Choose ONE of the following:

PS 332/332L – Learning and Behavior  (with lab)

PS 380/380L – Human Memory & Cognition (with lab)

PS 386 — Mind, Brain and Behavior

INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIRED COURSES:

HS 155 – Sports in American Society
PL 312 – Ethics in Sports
PE 201/201L – Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (with lab)
PE 205/205L – Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)
PE 206/206L — Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
PE 304/304L — Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries II (with lab)

CHOOSE 3 PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES

Coordinator: John Yost, Ph.D.