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Sport Psychology, MA-PSY

Sport Psychology Specialization

NCU’s Sport Psychology specialization helps you develop the skills and personal and professional growth needed for sport psychology by critically analyzing a broad range of theories and practical knowledge. With an integrated learning experience, you will have the opportunity to engage in fieldwork and supervision.

This psychology specialization may appeal to individuals who would like to work with athletes and other high-performance people on the psychological aspects of their performance. This program may also appeal to those who are already working in a Mental Health/Counseling environment and are looking to broaden their clientele and engage in non-clinical work. Other current professionals working in the athletic field, including Coaches, Physical Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and Athletic Administrators may be able to enhance their marketability and advance their careers by having this secondary degree and expertise in sport psychology. Additionally, individuals working in other high-performance fields such as Law Enforcement, Military, and Executive Coaching, may benefit from this type of educational training.

Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Psychology specialization in Sport Psychology includes coursework that has been identified as appropriate by the Certification Council of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Sport Psychology Introduction



Sport Psychology Podcast


Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional, however, this specialization complies with the eight knowledge areas required for the Certification Council for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). In addition, during the optional fieldwork experiences, you will have the opportunity to complete hours that can count towards the mentored experienced required for the CMPC certification.

View the CMPC® Candidate Handbook

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MAPSY 32 12 18-21 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Set Up for Success
During this program you will fulfill the academic requirements for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CPMC) certification, by covering the eight knowledge areas as required by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

Master of Arts in Psychology Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze theories and principles in psychology to inform professional contexts
  • Examine research methods and data analysis in psychology
  • Apply psychological principles and research in personal, social, and organizational issues
  • Relate ethical principles of psychology in academic and professional issues
  • Examine diversity issues in professional contexts
  • Model clear and effective communication for fellow professionals and the public