2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Performance Psychology, MS

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The Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology program will prepare students to counsel clients to increase their levels of performance in multiple arenas, including, but not limited to, sport, exercise, surgical skills, performance arts, and combat. Thus, students in the program will be equipped to serve clients in a broad range of performance fields. The degree trains consultants to apply psychological strategies with the goal of increasing physical performance and control. The program is designed to meet the requirements for certification as a mental performance consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific application requirements for the Sport and Performance Psychology program are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission based on a combination of GPA, work experience, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and personal interview
  2. Prerequisites (completed with a “C” or better)
    • General Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed within the first semester of graduate enrollment
  3. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for scholarly and professional success. At least one recommendation should be from a professor or instructor. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Experiences that have directed your interest toward Sport and Performance Psychology
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  5. Current Resume documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  6. Successful interview(s) with the Director of the Sport and Performance Psychology program

Program Requirements (43 units)

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