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Sport & Exercise Psychology


Sport & Exercise Psychology (SEP) is an interdisciplinary field that examines the performance of sport and exercise behaviors from the cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological, and social perspectives. There is an emphasis on applying cognitive-behavioral theories to improve performance and examining the psychological health benefits from physical activity. Division 47, the Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance, was recognized by the American Psychological Association in 1986.

Minor Requirements

20 Credits

Foundation Requirements
8 credits

Select one of the following:

  • ISPSYC 101 General Psychology
  • ISPSYC 312 Lifespan Psychology

Select one of the following:

  • HPEX 250 Intro to Exercise Science
  • HPPE 265 teaching Fitness to Children & Youth

Core Requirements
12 credits

IIHP 310 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport
IIHP 352 Exercise Psychology
PSYC 475 Human Psychophysiology