In Florida State’s Sport Psychology program, you will gain the knowledge necessary to assist athletes to help them compete at peak performance. Our students study sport behavior, enhance sport skill performance, and learn to assist athletes in resolving sport-related problems. Through our sport psychology program, you will receive a solid understanding of theory, real-life situational practice, and research.
While in the program, you will have the opportunity to provide sport psychology services to varsity and club teams at FSU and athletes in the Tallahassee community. This hands-on experience enables our graduates to enter the sport industry with confidence. Supervision is provided to students who are involved in applied work and seeking Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) status.
Our sport psychology program currently offers both master’s and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees. In the master’s program, you will learn how to work with athletes, sport teams, athletic departments, professional organizations and more. Graduates of our doctoral program have even more career opportunities, including working in academia and conducting original research.
Both master’s and doctoral students have access and learn to use the equipment in the FSU Sport Psychology lab. The lab uses state-of-the-art technology such as biofeedback, eye-tracking, and perceptual/reaction time equipment. The lab facilitates innovative research projects and better serves athletes in applied settings. Learn more about the available equipment and ongoing research in our Sport Psychology lab here!
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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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