Undergraduate Minor in sport and exercise psychology

The sport and exercise psychology minor is intended to give students, across the university the opportunity to add sport and exercise psychology knowledge and skills to their degree. Students who enroll in the minor will take courses that will give them the foundational knowledge of sport psychology. Students will also select from courses that investigate mindfulness, behavioral change, and sport leadership. The addition of a sport and exercise psychology minor will expand employment opportunities and capabilities for students interested in pursuing a career field that involves leading and working with people in a variety of professions.


To be eligible to apply for the sport and exercise psychology minor, students must have a minimum of cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Course requirements

The sport and exercise psychology minor consists of five courses, totaling 15-credit hours. To be eligible to apply for the Sport and Exercise Psychology minor, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of a 2.0. Students who pursue a minor in sport and exercise psychology can complete the minor in two semesters, due to the year-round course offerings and the way the courses flow with one another.


Required Course Cr. Hrs. Offered
KIN 5520 Sport Psychology 3 F,W
KIN 5523 Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology 3 F,W,SS
SAM 3020 Sociology of Sport 3 F,W
Electives (6 credit hours) (Prerequisite coursework may be required for the below courses.) Cr. Hrs. Offered
HE 6330 Health Behavior Change 3 F,W,SS
SAM 5510 Principles of Coaching 3 F,SS
KIN 3540 Cultural Foundations of Kinesiology 3 F,W,SS
HE 6050 Mindfulness: Philosophy, Theory, Practice, and Research 3 F,W,SS
SAM 5700 Sport Leadership 3 F,W
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology Or PSY 1020 Elements of Psychology 4 F,W,SS
A three-credit elective within KHS approved by the academic advisor that focuses on the core learning outcomes of the sport psychology minor. 3 F,W,SS



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