In Florida State University’s Sport Psychology graduate programs, you will receive a solid understanding of theory, research, and real-world practice of sport psychology.
Specifically, you will gain an understanding of the science of the psychology of athletic performance and athlete welfare. You will also have opportunities to join research teams, build research skills, and, in our Sport Psychology Laboratory, learn to use technologies that support research projects in the field of sport psychology. Learn more about our Sport Psychology Laboratory here.
You will also have opportunities to apply your understanding of sport psychology theory and research by working with athletes and teams to help them learn to use mental skills that enhance their performance and welfare. We have established links to provide these hands-on experiences with over 20 clubs and teams at the college level, and with youth and adult athletes operating at the recreational through to semi-professional levels in the larger Tallahassee community. Supervision is provided to students who are involved in applied work and seeking Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) status.
The rigorous training provided in the science of sport psychology and the real-world opportunities available for application of this science with athletes and other performers enable our graduates to confidently enter higher education as teachers and researchers, and the sport and performance industries as mental performance consultants. Our former students work in universities all over the world and, as mental performance consultants, help support performance in a wide range of settings including college and professional sports and the military.
In order to meet minimum program admission requirements, an applicant must have:
Verbal – 50th percentile
Quantitative – 50th percentile
Analytical – 3.5
TOEFL (paper-based) – 575
TOEFL (internet-based) – 90
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 80
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
Resume/Curriculum Vitae (1 required)
Application Deadline for Ph.D.: December 1st (Fall admission only). You have until midnight on the day of the deadline to submit your application and application fee. All required materials must be received by the deadline date.
Application Deadline for Master’s: January 15th (Fall admission only). You have until midnight on the day of the deadline to submit your application and application fee. All required materials must be received by the deadline date.
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Sport psychology professionals may find themselves working with athletes at different levels such as youth, interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, and professional to enhance their performance and resolve sport-related problems. Graduates of our program have secured jobs in academia, university athletic departments, professional sport organizations, private practice, sport academies, and the military.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for sports psychologists is expected to grow 10.5% through 2026, which translates to 1,800 new jobs. The median annual wage for sports psychologists is $100,770 nationally.
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