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Master of Sports Psychology Degrees

Online Master of Sports Psychology Degree Programs

Sports Psychologists may either study how psychological factors affect athletes’ performances, or work directly with athletes and coaches to design organizational practices and habits to improve player or team performance. Educational programs in sports psychology will incorporate courses in psychoanalysis, research procedures, counseling, and the relationship between psychological and physical conditions. A master of sports psychology degree may comprise anywhere from 35-60 credit hours, depending on the school you choose to take it at and the amount of credit you may be able to transfer from previous educational pursuits.

My Earning Potential

The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t provide salary data for sports psychologists, but the median salary for psychologists overall as of May 2010 was $68,640 per year, which is around double the national median income. Sports psychology is a specialized niche, so it is possible you could earn more than that, though competition is likely to be high for these coveted positions.

  • Capella University: MS in Sport Psychology
  • University of the Rockies: MA in Psychology: Sports and Performance Psychology
  • Online Sports Management Programs

    Those with a master's degree in sports management or athletic administration will be experts at the business of sports, and should be able to advance their sports management careers in a variety of settings, including college athletics management, recreational sport management, event management, sports finance, sports information, professional sport front office management, sports marketing, and more. The degrees described below are offered by the nation's top accredited online universities.

    Northcentral University
    MEd: Athletic Coaching
    MEd: Sports Mgmt
    Northcentral University : Northcentral University's Master of Education in Athletic Coaching and Master of Education in Sports Management are designed to enhance leadership skills, strengthen teaching and administrative abilities, and apply ethics and values to all aspects of athletics.,
    Saint Leo University
    MBA: Sports Management
    Saint Leo University : The Saint Leo University MBA in Sports Management program prepares students for the dynamic and exciting field of Sports Management. The curriculum focuses on managerial skills and technical knowledge. Courses examine managing complex interactions and problem solving. Students learn leadership, communications, teamwork, and ethical practices, under a sports management environment.
    Liberty University
    MS: Sports Management
    Liberty University : The MS in Sports Management online degree program from Liberty University teaches its students the skills needed to organize and administer athletic programs across a variety of different levels, from high school to college to the pros. The coursework completed within this program will focus on social and ethical issues pertaining to sport management.
    Ohio University
    MA: Athletic Admin
    Ohio University : The MS in Athletic Administration at Ohio University provides a program that develops managers capable of becoming athletic directors. Ohio University designed this program in consultation with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association for professionals that wish to become leaders in interscholastic sports.
    Adelphi University
    MS: Sports Mgmt
    Adelphi University : Students enrolled in Adelphi University's online MS in Sports Management program will find a trio of concentration options for their degree: sport leadership, sport hospitality management and sport non-profit management. Students will participate in capstone internship and thesis projects after completing core curriculum and concentration courses toward their degrees.