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Sport and Exercise Psychology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Healthcare

Combine your passion for sports with an evidence-based approach to psychology. You’ll learn about the theory and practice behind working with athletes, exercisers and performers from all backgrounds and domains.

Academics

Fall
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ACE 256 Principles and Problems of Coaching Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Minor or Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • SEP 272 Psychological Perspectives of Sport Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • PET 175 Motor Development An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • SEP 210 Professional Issues Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day Exclamation Point
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the study abroad fair

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • SEP 271 Sport in American Society Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development Exclamation Point
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 251 Introduction to Social Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
  • Sociology Elective
    3
  • ATTR 121 Sport Injury Control and Management
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Spend a day without technology
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • PSYC 281 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    3
  • SEP 373 African Americans in Sports
    3
  • SEP 385 Social Psychology of Sport
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    6
15
Spring
  • SEP 312 Professional Issues in Sport Psychology 3
    1-2
  • SEP 425 Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury
    3
  • EXPH 364 Kinesiology Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    8
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Join a club sport team
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • SEP 474 Sport Studies Research Methods
    3
  • COUN 303 Introduction to Helping Professions Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    9
15
Spring
  • SEP 420 Sport Performance Enhancement
    3
  • EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • SEP 383 Exercise Psychology A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    7
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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