Movement Science - Sport Exercise and Performance Psychology

Barry University

990 USD/credit
990 USD/credit
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Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) was recently named a “Hot Career” by the American Psychological Association (APA), due to the increased need to address performance in sport and other areas such as health, well-being, and the corporate world. 


Our program will provide you with the basis for understanding the thought processes and attitudes of athletes and individuals involved in sport, exercise, and non-sport performance activities. With this understanding, you can then learn to help others improve their performance and/or psychological well-being.

Graduates of the program will be prepared for a range of truly exciting careers and opportunities including:

  • Mental Performance Coaching which, involves working alongside individual performers (for example, athletes, coaches, exercisers, and non-sport performers) to enhance their performance using skills such as imagery, self-talk, and anxiety management as well as groups (for example, sports teams) to enhance their cohesion and ability to perform effectively together.
  • Coaching or assisting at the high-school, university or professional sports level.
  • Preparation for further education in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Preparation for doctoral study, with subsequent plans to research or teach at the university level.
  • Starting a business by combining the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology degree with a dual master’s degree in Business Administration with the School of Business

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Qualitative Analysis in Biomechanics
  • Professional Ethics in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
  • Research Methodology in SES
  • Thesis I
  • Thesis II
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology Service Delivery
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional Practice

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Receipt of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally listed institution, as verified by an official transcript
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • An undergraduate level course in Psychology is required or an undergraduate degree in Psychology is encouraged
  • An undergraduate level Kinesiology course is required prior to the second year of the master’s program
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. One from an academic source and one from a professional source. Templates found here:
  • Statement of Purpose: A one-page essay explaining the fit between the applicant’s goals and the program at Barry University. Can be submitted as part of the online application

Tuition Fee

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