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Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology

Georgia Southern University

12 months
13260 USD/year
13260 USD/year
3324 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology program of the Georgia Southern University integrates science and application in mental skills training and life skills development.


Designed for students interested in applied work and/or research in the sport and exercise psychology discipline, the Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology program of the Georgia Southern University is grounded in the fundamentals of the scientific process and theory for research and supervised applied work within individual and group/team environments.

The sport and exercise psychology master’s program consists of 36 semester credit hours and provides a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum aligned with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology requirements for Certification. Sample courses include work in research methods, data analysis, individual and team interventions for mental skills training, ethics in sport and exercise psychology, team dynamics, the psychological aspects of elite performance, exercise psychology, and current issues and trends in sport and exercise psychology. Following completion of the program, students are able to competitively pursue various applied positions within the discipline and/or admission into doctoral programs within the field.

Sport & Exercise Psychology Careers

Career and educational opportunities in sport & exercise psychology are diverse, ranging from personal counseling and consulting to research. Specific positions include doctoral student, performance enhancement consultant in sport and fitness, college instructor, research assistant, athletic administration, recreation administration and coaching.

Recent graduates have gone on to pursue the following opportunities:

  • CSF-Prep
  • Mental Trainer at a golf academy
  • Behavioral Health Intern with a MLB team
  • Collegiate coaching positions
  • Life skills coordinators in university athletic departments
  • Academic advisors in student-athlete services
  • Weight management and exercise behavior consultants in fitness facilities

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Ethical Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Team Dynamics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology Interventions
  • Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Practicum in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major or minor is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (4.0 scale)
  • A vitae or résumé that includes the following: work history, professional experiences, membership and participation in professional organizations, other experiences related to the academic program, and names and contact information for a minimum of three references
  • A personal statement of no more than 3 pages that includes a description of previous professional experiences and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Completion of the online application for the College of Graduate Studies
  • A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1662 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Statesboro

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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