Earn Your Master’s Degree in Applied Sport Psychology Online

Earn Your Master’s Degree in Applied Sport Psychology Online

Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology

MS in Applied Sport Psychology | Online Program Details

Imagine having the skills and knowledge needed to truly understand what drives peak athletic performance. The NMU Global Campus Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology gives you the tools needed to unlock the minds of top competitors. Graduates are prepared for careers in sport psychology, mental performance consulting and sport coaching.

Through an in-depth curriculum, you will gain invaluable insights into the psychology of sports. This comprehensive program covers all eight content areas required for certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Over 400 hours of one-on-one mentoring will ensure you gain practical, real-world expertise.

100% Online Curriculum

Asynchronous Delivery Format

Two Concentrations


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What will you learn in NMU’s MS in Applied Sport Psychology ?

Courses in the MS in Applied Sport Psychology program dive deep into critical topics like applied sport psychology, positive psychology, sports theory and research, ethics, issues around gender and diversity and principles of positive coaching. Students take a series of core courses and then choose between two concentrations: Clinical Sport Psychology and Positive Coaching.

The Clinical Sport Psychology track prepares you to become a Master’s Limited Psychologist in Michigan by completing three focused courses and a 500-hour psychology practicum. The Positive Coaching concentration prepares graduates for certification as a mental performance consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Requirements for psychology licensure are dependent on the state where graduates practice. Students must check into their state’s requirements. The program perfectly fits teachers and coaches seeking a master’s in coaching and those wanting to earn a psychology limited license.

What Is The Cost to Earn an MS in Applied Sport Psychology at NMU?

The full program costs vary depending on student status. Financial aid is available through grants, loans and scholarships based on eligibility. A financial aid representative can help you decide how to pay for college.

Contact Financial Aid Office:

(906) 277-2327 or fao@nmu.edu

Applied Sport Psychology Career Opportunities

Graduates of NMU’s MS in Applied Sport Psychology program are qualified to pursue careers in a variety of areas. All make use of what students learn in the graduate program.

Mental Performance Consultant / Coach

Average Salary

According to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Projected Job Growth


Sports Psychologist

Average Salary

Online MS in Applied Sport Psychology Admission Requirements

Students must comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.  Preference is given to individuals with an undergraduate degree in exercise science, psychology or a related area of study. No GRE is required.

All Applicants must submit:

1. Graduate admission application and fee
2. Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions
3. A personal statement outlining their interest in the program, expectations for the program and career goals
4. One letter of recommendation from a professional related to sport or psychology

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Health and Human Performance department page.

Online Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology Curriculum

Core Courses16 credits
ASP 501Applied Sport Psychology3 credits
ASP 520Gender and Diversity in Sport and Exercise3 credits
ASP 530Foundations of Sport Performance3 credits
ASP 570Applying Research in Sport for Improved Performance3 credits
PSY 445Positive Psychology4 credits
Clinical Sports Psychology Concentration
PSY 507Scientific and Professional Ethics3 credits
PSY 440Psychological Assessment3 credits
PSY 564Psychological Intervention3 credits
PSY 590Applied Research3 credits
PSY 592Psychological Practicum1-4 credits
Positive Coaching Concentration
ASP 510Positive Coaching3 credits
ASP 590Capstone in Positive Coaching2 credits
ASP 531Sport and Fitness Management3 credits
ASP 540Advanced Principles of Athletic Coaching3 credits
ASP 550Theory of Sport3 credits
ASP 580Internship in Applied Sport Psychology and Positive Coaching1-6 credits

Graduates must meet the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies as outlined in the Graduate Bulletin in addition to the following:

  • Complete the minimum number of credits for the degree
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of all required coursework in the Applied Sport Psychology program and a graduate capstone project
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