Sport and Exercise Psychology

General Information
The Sport and Exercise Psychology Major provides an academic opportunity for systematic study in the fields of Kinesiology and Psychology.

NOTE:A student cannot complete a double major in Sport & Exercise Psychology and Psychology.

Kinesiological Characteristics

Kinesiological analysis of sport assumes the study of human beings from a movement science and physical activity perspective. Sport and physical activity provide the environmental setting for this analysis.

Psychological Characteristics
Psychological characteristics of the participant are studied from theoretical and conceptual approaches such as body image, self-concept, exercise adherence, risk-taking, situational specificity of behaviour, aggression, motivation, self-efficacy, need achievement, anxiety, arousal, kinesthetic satisfaction, and general personality and performance relationships.

Eligibility

Admission to the Sport and Exercise Psychology Major is open to any Arts student. Students interested in the Psychological and/or Kinesiological aspects of sport may find the program to be of particular interest. Students should indicate their interest in the program in their first year of study and must select the major no later than the start of their third year.

Program of Study

To qualify for the interdisciplinary Major degree, a student must complete fourteen (14) approved term-courses from the disciplines of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Psychology. Students who are seeking to complete a Double Major should select their courses in consultation with a faculty advisor. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for all courses taken to meet the interdisciplinary Major's requirement with the exception of SEP 2021, SEP 2023 and SEP 2032 where a minimum grade of B- is required. A student majoring in Sport and Exercise Psychology must complete nine (9) required lower level term-courses in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Psychology, with a grade of C or better (NOTE: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, SEP 2032 require a grade of B- or better). They must also complete five (5) required upper level term-courses in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Psychology, with a grade of C or better(NOTE: SEP 2021, SEP 2023 and SEP 2032 require a grade of B- or better), of which 1 term-course must be PSYC 3313 or PSYC 4233. These courses must be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and must include at least 3 approved upper level term-courses in Sport and Exercise Psychology and 4 approved upper level term-courses in psychology.

A student who wishes to do a double major in Sport and Exercise Psychology and another discipline must complete, with a grade of C or better (NOTE: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 require a grade of B- or better), one (1) required upper level term-course from Sport and Exercise Psychology and two (2) required upper level term-courses from Psychology. Students must also complete all required lower level term-courses with a grade of C or better (NOTE: SEP 2021, SEP 2023, and SEP 2032 require a grade of B- or better) for the single major in Sport and Exercise Psychology.)

Administration

The Sport and Exercise Psychology Major will be jointly administered by the Departments of Psychology and Social Science.

Curriculum

First and Second Year (20 term-courses): includes nine (9) required lower-level term-courses from the following list and eleven (11) elective lower-level term–courses.

Required Courses
PSYC 1003 Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1004 Introduction to Psychology II Prerequisite: PSYC 1003 with a grade of C or better
PSYC 2102 Research Methods in Psychology Prerequisites: PSYC 2901 with a grade of C or better
PSYC 2201 Child Development Prerequisite: PSYC 1004 with a grade of C or better
PSYC 2901 Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Psychologists Prerequisite: PSYC 1004 with a grade of C or better
SEP 1001 Introduction to Kinesiology
SEP 2021 (B- or better) Youth In Sport Prerequisites: SEP 1001 (with a grade of C or better) or permission of instructor
SEP 2023 (B- or better) Introduction to the Sociology of Sport Prerequisite: SEP 1001 (with a grade of C or better) or permission of instructor
SEP 2032 (B- or better) Introduction to Sport Psychology Prerequisite: SEP 1001 (with a grade of C or better) or permission of instructor

Electives: eleven (11) lower-level term courses from the Faculty of Arts, Science, Applied Science and Engineering and/or Business

Third and Fourth Year (20 term-courses): includes five (5) required upper-level term-courses from the following list and fifteen (15) elective upper-level term–courses.

* NOTE: A Grade of C or better is required for all required upper level term-courses for the Sport and Exercise Psychology Major.

Required Term-courses (5 term-courses)
SEP 3031 Exercise Psychology Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023 and SEP 2032 with grades of B- or better or by permission of instructor
SEP 3032 Sport Psychology Prerequisites: SEP 2021, SEP 2023 and SEP 2032 with grades of B- or better or by permission of instructor
PSYC 3033 Health Psychology Prerequisite: PSYC 1004 with a grade of C or better
PSYC 3313, PSYCH 4313 Introduction to Psychological Testing Prerequisite: PSYC 2102 with a grade of C or better
OR
PSYC 4233 Programme Evaluation Prerequisites: PSYC 2102 with a grade of C or better
PSYC 3632 Motivation Prerequisite: PSYC 1004 with a grade of C or better

Electives: Fifteen (15) upper-level term-courses from the Faculty of Arts, Science, Applied Science and Engineering and/or Business.