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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Sport and Exercise Psychology (PSY-318)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the background for sport and exercise psychology and related employment opportunities; propose effective teaching, coaching, and training practices for diverse participants; examine environmental influences that affect sport and exercise participants; describe group cohesion, team dynamics, leadership, and communication; design a skills training program to enhance individual performance; examine behavior change techniques that increase motivation and combat negative physical and mental health issues; and facilitate psychological growth and character development.


This course provides students with an understanding of the scientific and professional practice of sport and exercise psychology and assists student comprehension through research, concepts, and theories of people and their behaviors to think critically of the practical application of that knowledge. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Health and Wellness, or Nutrition (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).