Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Specialization: Sport Psychology
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY: SPECIALIZATION IN SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This program is designed to prepare practitioners to work with athletes in their professional and personal lives. Students are trained in a variety of Sport Psychology approaches and techniques that prepare them to consult with athletes and athletic organizations.
A Master of Arts in Psychology, Physical Education or a related field, and 30 units of graduate level psychology courses and 25 units of Sport Counseling courses, including the following courses.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires the completion of 85 to 105 (licensing tract) quarter units at the graduate level. Students will complete the core Psychology requirements (50 units) and the core Sport Psychology requirements (20 units) and selecting 5 additional units from the Sport Psychology curriculum and/or other University curricula. Students are required to write a Dissertation (10 units, including an Oral Qualifying Exam and Final Oral defense), and complete 60 hours of personal counseling. Successful passage of the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam is also required.