SIUE Adds Pioneering Synchronous Online Masters in Exercise and Sports Psychology

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior offers a fully online synchronous option for students seeking a master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise and sports psychology.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville The School of Education, Health and Human Behavior offers a fully online synchronous option for students seeking a master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise and sports psychology. Beginning in fall 2022, this online synchronous program will be the first of its kind in the nation and will complement existing traditional and hybrid program options available through the Department of Applied Health.

“The online Synchronous Exercise and Sports Psychology program combines the convenience of online education with the benefits of a traditional classroom setting,” said Lindsay Ross Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology. “Students will be able to interact with their classmates, learn directly, and develop relationships with their professors, while continuing to live and work in the location of their choice.”

The Sport and Exercise Psychology program integrates theory, research, and practice, and includes the study of cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social factors that influence sport and exercise behaviors, as well as the effects of physical activity on psychological factors. The program also has strong ties to SIUE’s Division I athletics program.

“Our students learn both exercise psychology and sports psychology, which is valuable for those who are still considering the educational and/or professional path they wish to pursue,” said Ben Webb, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Exercise and Sport Psychology. “Our program provides students with the coursework necessary to pass the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant certification exam.”

The Exercise and Sports Psychology program offers a number of distinct benefits, including:

  • Development of knowledge and skills in student areas of interest through strong faculty mentorship

  • An optimal student-teacher ratio, guaranteeing students personalized attention

  • Advice focused on professional success through the selection of courses, research topics and applied experiences

  • Compulsory courses that are offered in the evening to meet the needs of professionals

The program can be completed in 12 to 22 months, and students can begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

For more information, visit siue.edu/academics/graduate/degrees-and-programs/kinesiology/exercise-sport-psychology.

The School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior prepares students in a wide range of fields, including public health, exercise science, nutrition, instructional technology, psychology, speech therapy, and audiology, educational administration, and teaching and learning. Faculty members engage in cutting-edge research, which enhances teaching and enriches the educational experience. The school supports the community through on-campus clinics, outreach to children and families, and a focused commitment to improving the lives of individuals throughout the region.

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Megan Wieser, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville618-650-3653, [email protected]

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