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:

 stephanie savage

Stephanie Savage

Is a bio-chemistry major. She loves the STEM Center. "Not only do the professors pass along their knowledge, but they pass along their passion for the subject - it help you remember."

She appreciates the opportunities to prepare PowerPoint presentations and posters: "This experience prepares you for graduate school, because this is how you present your research."