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Orange County Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Sport-Exercise Psychology

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The Master of Arts (MA) in Sport-Exercise Psychology program at Argosy University, Orange County is designed to educate and train you to function as a capable and ethical performance enhancement specialist.

Whether you are seeking employment in a variety of settings, including private practice, athletic departments, coaching, exercise/health, and education, or pursuing a doctorate degree, this Argosy University, Orange County sport psychology program is designed to meet your needs.

Based on the educational requirements outlined by the Association for the Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the curriculum provides 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. Graduates of the MA in Sport-Exercise Psychology program may be eligible to apply for “provisional status” as a certified consultant, AASP.

Argosy University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University.

Program Goals
The goals of this Argosy University, Orange County sport psychology degree 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
• professional identity

Doctoral Programs
If you wish to pursue a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree after completion of the MA in Sport-Exercise Psychology, you may apply to the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program. Students who are accepted into the PsyD Clinical Psychology program are then eligible for the transfer of some credits earned in the MA in Sport-Exercise Psychology program, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Career Outcomes
Many career opportunities in sport psychology exist and job functions vary depending on area of interest. Job positions include but are not limited to:
• Researcher
• Clinical/Counseling Psychologist
• Sport Psychology Consultant
• Health Advisor
• Coach

Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Argosy University, Orange County Sport-Exercise Psychology program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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