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Admissions Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, the Admissions Committee also takes into consideration the qualities essential to becoming an effective applied sport psychology professional. Material is also required which will help to determine the individual's personal integrity, maturity, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate. Required materials include:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.

  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.

    • 2.7 for the bachelor's degree, or

    • 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or

    • Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor's degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession, current résumé (or career summary), one completed letter from a current employer, and evidence of completing one undergraduate introductory psychology course with a grade of "C" or better. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 30 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.

      • Between 2.0 and 2.4 for the bachelor's degree. Students are also required to submit three academic or professional letters of recommendation (one from an employer)

  •  A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."

 All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
  • If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution.
  • If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study.

Course List

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

SP6005 - Psychopathology
(3)

(3)

SP6012 - Cognitive and Affective Behavior
(3)

(3)

SP6020 - Team Dynamics and Group Behavior
(3)

(3)

SP6104 - Counseling Skills I
(3)

(3)

SP6200 - Statistics and Research I
(3)

(3)

SP6300 - Professional and Ethical Issues
(3)

(3)

SP6493 - Psychological Aspects of Athletic Injury
(3)

(3)

SP6499 - Applied Sport Psychology I: Theory and Research
(3)

(3)

SP6505 - Lifespan Development
(3)

(3)

SP6510 - Athletic Counseling
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—30 Credit Hours

 

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