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Sport Psychology Graduate Certificate

The Sport Psychology Graduate Certificate focuses on the study of psychological and social factors that influence sport and physical activity participation.

Improve Performance Psychology Skills

Sport psychology involves the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior in recreational and competitive sport. This includes the study of individual processes such as motivational orientations, self-efficacy, and stress and anxiety, as well as social factors such as group processes, coaching, and leadership effectiveness.

Program Overview


To apply for the Sport Psychology Certificate, you'll need:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate transcript

Current and newly admitted Miami graduate students (including combined degree students) can apply using the graduate certificate form. Students must be admitted to the certificate program before taking courses for certification.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify psychological theories that explain sport and physical activity participation and performance.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the psychological needs of athletes and plan appropriate interventions that can enhance the performance of sport participants, as well as their personal development and experience of physical activity.
  • Students will be able to explain sport as a social phenomenon that involves group processes, coaching, and leadership effectiveness.
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