What is Sport and Exercise Psychology at WVU like?
If you would like to combine your love of sports and fitness with an interest in psychology or sociology, then you have found the perfect major.
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and exercise psychology or in sport sociology should know that most jobs will require that they must first complete a graduate degree before entering the job market. The primary mission of the undergraduate major in sport behavior is to prepare you for graduate studies in sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology and/or counseling.
Our Sport and Exercise Psychology major is the only one of its kind in the state of West Virginia, and one of the few undergraduate programs in that nation that allow students to specialize in sport and exercise psychology or sport sociology.
The curriculum contains exciting and innovative courses, such as the Social Psychology of Sport, Performance Enhancement, Exercise Psychology, the Psychology of Injury, and the African American in Sport.
Through our major's club, students interact with graduate students in our highly acclaimed doctoral program, meet leading professionals in the field, help organize conferences and participate in other student-centered professional and social activities.
Sport and Exercise Psychology program highlights:
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