CHICAGO, IL (August 20, 2012) -- Argosy University, Chicago is pleased to announce the launch of its Master of Arts (MA) in Sport-Exercise Psychology program.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Sport-Exercise Psychology degree program is designed to educate and train students to function as capable and ethical performance enhancement specialists. This two-year degree is intended to meet the needs of students seeking employment in a variety of settings, including private practice, athletic departments, coaching, exercise/ health, and education, as well as those who will ultimately pursue a doctorate degree.
“The Sport-Exercise Psychology program trains coaching and fitness professionals to apply psychological theories and research to enhance the work they are doing to support the performance and behavioral goals with athletes, coaches, athletic teams and other types of clients they work with,” says Annie Slobig, PsyD dean of clinical psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. “The program also provides opportunities for mental health professionals to broaden their knowledge of physiological and cognitive aspects of sport and exercise in order to enhance work they do with individuals or teams regarding injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, career transitions and enhancing performance.”
The goals of the program include developing student competencies in the following areas: theoretical foundations, helping relationships, individual and group skills, normal and abnormal behavior, sport sciences, research and evaluation, diversity, and professional identity.
Based on the educational requirements outlined by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation in applied sport psychology, an understanding of normal and abnormal psychological functioning, and a knowledge base in the physiological, motor, and psychosocial aspects of sport behavior.
The MA in Sport-Exercise degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 48 credit hours.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary students and professionals. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org/). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.