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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Sport Psychology Minor

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Program Requirements

This minor focuses on the psychological study of human behavior in sport and physical activity. Individuals will develop and refine their knowledge of the relationship between sport and a variety of traditional areas of psychology such as the principles of learning and behavior, motivation, social psychology, personality theory, and psychological assessment. This knowledge, in turn, may be applied to traditional issues in sport and physical activity such as effective coaching, enhancing athletic motivation, and exercise adherence. PSYC 1200 General Psychology is a prerequisite for this minor and PSYC 2800 Introduction to Sport Psychology is a requirement. PSYC 4961 Sport Psychology Seminar is recommended. An additional two courses should be chosen from the following:

  • PSYC 2940 - Readings in Sport Psychology Credit Hours: 1-4

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