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Minor Sport & Exercise Psychology

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The Sport Management, Psychology & Exercise Science Departments often have student inquiries about a minor in Sport & Exercise Psychology. These requests come not only from students in these majors but also Physical Education Teacher Education, Exercise Science & Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a number of student-athletes and aspiring coaches. These interested students represent departments across the ESU Colleges (e.g., Sport Management; Psychology; Physical Education Teacher Education; Management; Recreation Management; Exercise Science); therefore, our three departments have joined together for a multidisciplinary minor proposal in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

A minor in SEP will better prepare undergraduate students interested in graduate education in the area. Students will understand the behavior of individuals in sport and exercise with specific focus on the major sport and exercise concerns related to a psychological perspective. Content areas include personality and motivation factors, performance in groups, enhancing sport performance, and the psychological effects of participation in sport and exercise.