Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Sports Psychology

An online bachelor’s degree in sports psychology may prepare students with the skills and training needed to apply psychological techniques to enhance athletes’ performances. In these four-year programs, students may study psychological factors and how these factors affect individuals’ sport performance, health, and well-being. Coursework in a bachelor’s-level program in sports psychology may combine general education requirements along with electives and major-specific courses, such as human anatomy and physiology, social psychology, and research methods.

Sports psychology graduates may either opt for entry-level employment or pursue additional education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program. Bachelor’s-level graduate may find employment opportunities in coaching, counseling, teaching, research, and human services.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 29% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree in sports psychology may combine general education requirements alongside major-specific courses and electives. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may gain a strong understanding of sports participants and how they strive for performance-enhancing techniques, such as goal setting, self-talk, and imagery. Core online sports psychology courses may include the following:

  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Learning and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Counseling
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in sports psychology may find entry-level employment in coaching, marketing, teaching, personnel management, counseling, research, and human services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing employment as coaches or scouts are expected to increase by 29% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Coach
  • Sports Counselor
  • Scout
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Scientist

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree in sports psychology programs may further their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree in sports psychology or related field. In these upper-level programs, students may study injury recovery, individual and team motivation, performance enhancement, and stress management.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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