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.