Sport Psychology

Dive into the mind of an athlete as you prepare to be a professional leader in exercise and sport psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology is the only one of its kind in Canada.

It is offered in partnership with the Department of Psychology, and is designed to introduce students to the field of Sport Psychology (both theoretical and applied), and to foster a multi-disciplinary understanding of the psychological factors that affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement and enhanced motivation, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, and career transitions. Working with or acting as a coach, teacher, wellness consultant, or researcher in sport and physical activity, the experiences and knowledge provided through this program will lend themselves well to a professional workplace setting. The program is not intended as a terminal degree and allows for students to continue their studies at the graduate level in education or masters programs.

Of major note is the fact that the English Sport Psychology program can be taken in conjunction with the English Concurrent Education program to allow students to complete their BA degree after 4 years of study and their teaching certificate and Bachelor of Education at the end of their 5th year of studies.

Conseiller aux études

Dr. Kerry McGannon

Téléphone : 705.675.1151 x 1204

Courriel : kmcgannon@laurentian.ca

Comment faire une demande
Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Interesting Facts:

The objectives of the Sport Psychology program reflect a number of different disciplines and give the student a well-rounded education that allows for opportunities of preparing professional leaders in physical activity and sport. The objectives include practical experiences working with coaches and teachers in the field, psychological assessment protocols, stress management techniques, conflict resolution, motivation and group dynamics, goal setting, and cultural studies all in a multi-disciplinary approach. Internationally renowned sport and exercise psychology researchers and/or practitioners, small class sizes, and internship opportunities are all highlights of this program.

 

Program Highlights:

Students acquire a solid foundation by taking courses in the School of Human Kinetics and the Department of Psychology. This program is also offered in French with a few courses excepted. All students in the program must complete one internship in the community and have the option of completing a second internship if they wish. Students also have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis or to take additional courses in order to complete a Minor in an area of interest in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences.

The Sport Psychology program lends itself to developing leaders of the future, particularly in the area of sport and exercise psychology which are foundations of our society. Our need for physical activity, stress management techniques and applied information on the physical, personal, interpersonal and social relationships and cultural are critical to our well-being.

Sport Psychology is a limited enrolment program. 

 

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Sport Psychology (B.A.) (124.5 credits)

This program focuses on the ways in which mental training impacts performance by examining motivation, psychometrics, anatomy, ethics in sports, biomechanics, mental training strategies, stress management, etc.

This program is not intended as a terminal degree as further study may be required to pursue different career options.

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Although the requirements have been slotted in first year in the description below, students may fulfill them at any time during their studies.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

 

Program of Study

First Year

   PHED 1006E        Exercise Science, Wellness and Health

   PHED 1106E        Human Movement

   PHED 1206E        Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport

   PHED 1506E        Anatomy and Kinesiology I

   PHED 1507E        Anatomy and Kinesiology II

   PHED 1099E        Outdoor School I

   PHIL 2536E          Ethical Issues in Contemporary Sport

   PSYC 1105E        Introduction to Psychology*

   6 elective credits

*Grade of 60% (C) required

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who began before September 2015 should also take the following seminars:

            EDUC 0000E – Orientation to Teaching
            EDUC 0100E – Ontario College of Teachers


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who began on or after September 2015 should also take the following seminars:


            EDUC 0010 EL Orientation to Teaching
            EDUC 0110 EL Ontario College of Teachers
            EDUC 1016 EL Introduction to Teaching & Learning
            EDUC 1024 EL Social and Legal Issues In Education
            EDUC 1046 EL Indigenous Ways of Learning (elective)

 

Note:    In order to advance to the second year of the program, students must provide a photocopy of a current Certificate in CPR (level C) and First Aid before February 28.

 

Second Year

   PHED 2099E        Outdoor School II

   PHED 2116E        Biomechanics I

   PHED 2206E        Motor Learning

   PHED 4216E        Sports Psychology

   PSYC 2005E        Developmental Psychology

   STAT 2126E         Introduction to Statistics*

   PSYC 2127E        Scientific Method and Analysis II

   PSYC 2707E        Motivation

   6 elective credits

*Grade of 60% (C) required

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started before September 2015 should include EDUC 2006E – Education and Schooling as 3 of their elective credits. In addition, they should also take the following:

                    EDUC 0150E        Pre-Practicum Placement I
                    EDUC 0301E        Safe Classroom
                    EDUC 0302E        Safety and Discipline


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started on of after September 2015 should include the following:


                    EDUC 0180 EL PPP1
                    EDUC 0210 EL Safe Classrooms
                    EDUC 0320 EL Introduction to Federations
                    EDUC 2006 EL Education & Schooling
                    EDUC 3026 EL Math Content for Teachers

 

Third Year

   PHED 3099E        Outdoor School III

   PHED 3406E        Mental Training in Sport Psychology

   PHED 3996E        Special Topics in Sport Psychology

   PHED 4516E        Stress Management

   PSYC 3206E        Fundamentals of Psychometrics

   PSYC 3256E        Design and Analysis I

   PSYC 3306E        Learning

   Either PSYC 3806E     Social Psychology I and 3 credits from:

         PSYC 3807E      Social Psychology II

         PSYC 2656E      Physiological Psychology

         PSYC 2706E      Emotion

   or   PSYC 3805E Social Psychology (offered by distance education)

   6 elective credits

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started before September 2015 should include EDUC 3006 – Education Psychology/Special Education as their non-PHED theory elective. In addition, they should also take the following:

                    EDUC 0250E        Pre-Practicum Placement II
                    EDUC 0300E        Teacher Federations


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started on or after September 2015 should include the following:

                    EDUC 0280 EL PPP2
                    EDUC 0320 EL Introduction to Federations
                    EDUC 0330 EL Safety and Discipline
                    EDUC 3006 EL Educational Psychology/Special Education
                    EDUC 3036 EL Current Issues in Education 1
                    EDUC 3096 EL Education and Schooling: The Historical and Social Context of Ontario Catholic Schools (cycled) (elective)

 

Fourth Year

   PHED 4107E        Human Development and Physical Activity

   PHED 4217E        Sports in Society

   PHED 4996E        Sport Psychology Internship

   PSYC  4206E       Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychology

      or PSYC 4207E Clinical Child Psychology

   3 additional upper year PSYC electives  

   15 elective credits*

 

* to obtain an Honours designation, students must complete either PSYC 4104E Student’s

Investigation or PHED 4804E Research and Thesis in Kinesiology

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students starting before September 2015 should include:

                        EDUC 0350E        Pre-Practicum Placement III
                        EDUC 0200E        Ministry of Education
                        EDUC 0303E        Collective Bargaining
                        EDUC 3004E        Preparation for the Initial Practicum (includes a 4 week Practicum
                                                                Placement in May)


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students starting on or after September 2015 should include:

                        EDUC 0340 EL Collective Bargaining Workshop
                        EDUC 0380 EL PPP3
                        EDUC 3037 EL Current Issues in Education 2
                        EDUC XXXX EL Special Topics (offered intermittently) (elective)
                        EDUC 3014 EL Initial Practicum Preparation
                        EDUC 3104 EL Initial Practicum

 

Academic Regulations

To be in good academic standing in the School of Human Kinetics, the student must:
1) satisfy all conditions of admission;
2) not fail more than 3 credits in an academic year or in the previous 30 credits;
3) maintain a cumulative overall average of at least 4.0 on all courses taken.
A student who fails to attain good academic standing may be allowed to continue on probation for no more than one year (or 30 credits). If after one probationary period, the student does attain good academic standing, he or she may proceed in program.  However, if after the probationary period, the student fails to attain good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the School of Human Kinetics, but may apply to transfer to another program at the university.
A student who fails over 6 credits in the 1st-year of program may not proceed to upper year PHED courses.
After one calendar year, a student who has been asked to withdraw from the program may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission, but such measures should have the recommendation of the academic unit before being considered by the Senate Committee.

Année :

PHED-1006EL - Exercise Science, Wellness and Health PHED-1099EL - Outdoor School I PHED-1106EL - Human Movement PHED-1206EL - Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport
PHED-1506EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology I PHED-1507EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology II PHIL-2536EL - Ethical Issues in Contemporary Sport PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology
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