Are you involved in sports or fitness as a:
Do you want to:
If so, the Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program is for you.
Take one course or the whole certificate to acquire tools to perform your job more effectively or expand your present job skill set. Parent coaches will learn how to build cooperative teams. High school coaches can use these courses towards a teaching credential. Fitness instructors can increase their employability. Athletes will advance their careers.
Best of all, you can do all of this anywhere, anytime via our online courses.
In this course you will learn how to develop athletes’ optimal performance, create effective teams, and enhance physical and mental well-being.
High school and college coaches can use these courses for professional development. Athletes can advance their careers Fitness instructors and trainers can increase their employability. Youth coaches will learn how to build cooperative teams.
Take one course or the whole certificate to acquire tools to perform your job more effectively or expand your present job skill set.
At least two courses in the certificate are offered each trimester. PSY 486 Internship offered at least two times a year.
You enroll through the California State University, Dominguez Hills' Extended and International Education unit by calling 310-243-3741.
Courses in this certificate are numbered at 400 or senior level which may count toward a graduate degree program. All of the courses are transferable and they all can be counted as sport & psychology courses. Transferrability is determined by the institution or program accepting the units. Check with your master’s degree advisor to see what elective course requirements they might fill.
Sport psychologists help athletes optimize their performance, help coaches create winning teams, help players set personal as well as performance goals and find ways to reach those goals. Sport psychologists may be employed by a university or a professional team on a full-time or consultant basis. To find out more about sport psychology go to http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/.
Most sport psychologists have a doctoral degree, which takes about 4 years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. You have to be licensed in the state in which you practice in order to call yourself a sport psychologist. However, even without the license, you can use some of the techniques that sport psychologists use when consulting with athletes and teams. You just cannot “treat” individual problems nor call yourself a psychologist.
For students who live outside of the Los Angeles area, the instructor of PSY 486 will work with individual students to approve a suitable internship site in their area of residence. Examples of eligible experiences include working under supervision to provide training of athletes on performance-relevant issues or working as an intern with a coaching staff in an applied sport psychology setting.
There are four prerequisite courses (PSY 480, PSY 481, PSY 482, PSY 483) that must be completed before registering for PSY 486S, Internship in Sport and Fitness Psychology. One of the four prerequisite courses sometimes can be taken concurrently with PSY 486S. Also, please notify the instructor of PSY 486S (email@example.com) one semester before intending to register for this course so she can approve an internship site and supervisor for you plus you will need this instructor’s consent before registering for PSY 486S.
There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process. When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.
Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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