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  • Sport Psychology

    Florida State’s Sport Psychology program is designed for graduate students who wish to study in the area of sport behavior, gain skills that may be applied to enhance sport skill performance, and learn to assist athletes in resolving sport related problems. The program provides a solid foundation in sport psychology theory, real-life situational practice, and research. We offer degrees at the master’s and doctoral level in this program.

    There are many opportunities in this program for students to provide sport psychology services to varsity and club teams at FSU and athletes in the Tallahassee community. Supervision is provided to students who are involved in applied work and seeking CC-AASP status.

    Learn 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:

    • For application to the master’s degree program: A bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA – An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree.
    • For application to the doctoral degree program: A graduate degree with at least a 3.5 GPA – Applicants for the PhD program must have an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA). Students admitted to the doctoral program are expected to have completed a master’s thesis prior to enrollment or will be required to complete a research project during their first year in the doctoral program if they do not have a master’s thesis.
    • GRE test scores – Official test results are required from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) does not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the official report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report. FSU Institution Code: 5219.

    Target Scores:
    Verbal – 50th percentile
    Quantitative – 50th percentile
    Analytical – 3.5

    • Language proficiency test scores International applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not studied in an English-speaking country for at least an academic year, must submit language proficiency test scores.

    Target Scores:
    TOEFL (paper-based) – 575
    TOEFL (internet-based) – 90
    IELTS – 6.5
    MELAB – 80

    • Transcripts – Applicants must submit an official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college and/or university attended to the Office of Admissions:

    Florida State University
    Office of Admissions
    282 Champions Way
    P.O. Box 3062400
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

    • Letters of recommendation (3 required)
      • Letters of recommendation should be written by persons who are in a position to comment on the likelihood of your success within the department.
      • You are encouraged to submit at least 2 letters written by faculty.
    • Personal Statement (1 required) – The personal statement should describe your purpose for pursuing a degree, qualifications, and long-term career goals and should be no more than 3 pages in length.

    Resume/Curriculum Vitae (1 required)

     

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    The application deadline for this program is January 15 (Fall admission only).

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    The job outlook for athletes and sport competitors is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, which contributes to the growth of sport psychology in the sport industry. 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.

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    Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about our Sport Psychology program.

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