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.

Degree Requirements

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 Core27
The Helping Relationship3
Counseling Methods and Practices
Social and Cultural Foundations3
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Counseling Theory3
Theories and Techniques of Counseling
Foundations of Career Psychology
Professional Orientation3
Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychological Practice
Group Dynamics3
Methods in Group Counseling
Foundations of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Interviewing, Diagnosis, and Assessment
Introduction to Applied Statistics
Counsling Psychololgy21
Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (Philosophy of Sport)
Sport Psychology
Positive Psychology
Applied Sport Psychology
Sport in America
Internship in Sport Psychology3
Problems in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology Practicum

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
ESC_PS 90004ESC_PS 80403ESC_PS 82403
ESC_PS 71203ESC_PS 86403 
ESC_PS 85153ESC_PS 71703 
ESC_PS 80823ESC_PS 80703 
 13 12 3
Second Year
ESC_PS 81103ESC_PS 80851-3 
ESC_PS 89403-9ESC_PS 70871-3 
ESC_PS 96103  
ESC_PS 81353  
 12-18 2-6  
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.

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