BA in Sport Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Psychology at Adams State combines Human Performance & Physical Education with Psychology.

The degree offers students the opportunity to learn more about psychological concepts and apply these to a sport context as well as develop an understanding of sport and exercise psychology.

Our program increases student understanding of:

  • sports participants, environments, and group processes
  • performance enhancing techniques such as goal setting, imagery, and self-talk
Get prepared for graduate study or careers that involve understanding the psychological and physiological influences on sport performance:

Sport Psychologists work in

  • Clinical arenas – Individuals trained in clinical or counseling psychology are interested in the athlete and his or her experiences.
  • Educational settings – Practitioners teach principles of sport and exercise psychology to athletes and coaches and help athletes develop skills for optimal performance.
  • Research – Scientist/ scholars look for better techniques that can be applied to today's athletes.

Most jobs in Sport Psychology require graduate degrees.  

We will prepare you for advanced studies in sport psychology, sport and exercise physiology and/or counseling.

Here's what our students have learned at ASU:

Teresa Spencer:

As a nontraditional student, I am not treated any differently by students or professors.

I am asked by fellow students to join study groups. And when the ASL (American Sign Langage) Club found out I was interested in ASL, they asked me to join them and learn more. When you are trying to find a location on campus, everyone is willing to help, some will even walk you there.

I did an internship with the Rio Grande County Sheriff Office, and it helped me understand the law better. I was offered a job, and became a sergeant.