Sports Psychology


About the Program

A sport psychology major will provide you with the behavioral knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the physical and mental performance of those participating in recreation, fitness, exercise and sport settings. By understanding the psychology associated with human movement, you will specialize in the context of sport and exercise performance and the strategies for achieving peak performance.

Work with Athletes

This major will better prepare students seeking careers in coaching, wellness management, sport management, life skills programming and physical rehabilitation. Many Olivet students work with patients in hospital wellness or rehabilitation programs as they recover from sports-related injuries.

Below is a sampling of Sports Psychology courses offered. A full listing of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog on page 94.

Courses in the Program

PSY 325 - Abnormal Psychology
HHP 301 - Social Psychology in Sport
HHP 401 - Kinesiology
SRM 410 - Sports Philosophy and Ethics
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