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:

Rebecca Fortner:

The Adams State Theatre Program exposed me to all sides of theatre including stage management, acting, directing, working in the costume shop, and set design.

My experience working in the Writing Studio and my directing experience have an amazing cross over - I see how people grow as writers and as actors.

The Writing Studio is a creative outlet. I take someone else’s work, either helping in the Writing Studio or directing a play, and tweak it and present it back out in the world, without changing the integrity.

I help plant ideas in the students’ heads to make their work better, in theatre and in writing.