MEd in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Sport Psychology
Students who choose this specialty area have an interest in working with the careers of individuals in the world of sports (sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, athletic academic counselors, Life Skills coordinators, athletic administrators, career coaches, life coaches, and the like). The curriculum is based on a scientist-practitioner model of training as well as a holistic view of how sport, career choice, and personal adjustment provide one with both an engaging and rewarding career and personal life. There is a strong emphasis on learning thru experience, where the experiences derived in and with athletic teams and with a college career center.
This degree program provides a strong, fortified (51 credit hours) Masters Degree that blends the two fields of Sport Psychology and Career Counseling.
The Counseling Sport Psychology program was designed to move one toward qualifying a student to meet most but not all of the State of Missouri’s curricular requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). In addition to required course work, the graduate must also complete 3000 hours of supervised counseling and pass a licensure examination. The Counseling Sport Psychology program was also designed to qualify a student to meet some of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology’s (AAASP) curricular requirements to become a Certified AAASP Consultant. Additional courses/experiences necessary for AAASP Certification are included in a separate Sport Psychology electives section.
|General Psychology Core||27|
|The Helping Relationship||3|
|Counseling Methods and Practices|
|Social and Cultural Foundations||3|
|Multicultural Issues in Counseling|
|Theories and Techniques of Counseling|
|Foundations of Career Psychology|
|Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychological Practice|
|Methods in Group Counseling|
|Foundations of Educational and Psychological Measurement|
|Interviewing, Diagnosis, and Assessment|
|Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Philosophy of Sport)|
|Applied Sport Psychology|
|Sport in America|
|Internship in Sport Psychology||3|
|Problems in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology|
|Counseling Psychology Practicum|
Sample Plan of Study
|ESC_PS 9000||4||ESC_PS 8040||3||ESC_PS 8240||3|
|ESC_PS 7120||3||ESC_PS 8640||3|
|ESC_PS 8515||3||ESC_PS 7170||3|
|ESC_PS 8082||3||ESC_PS 8070||3|
|ESC_PS 8110||3||ESC_PS 8085||1-3|
|ESC_PS 8940||3-9||ESC_PS 7087||1-3|
|Total Credits: 42-52|
Students are required to pass the National Counselor Examination in Fall or Spring semesters of the second year to demonstrate they have gained the requisite knowledge for the profession.