College of Applied Human Sciences: School of Sport Sciences
Sport and Exercise Psychology, BS
Sport and exercise psychology (SEP) professionals have recently been highlighted in television and film, bringing the academic field of sport and exercise psychology into new light. The goal of our program is to help students combine a passion for sports with an evidence-based approach to psychology.
To practice in the field, graduate-level training in SEP is needed. Although some students find employment in a sports-related field (e.g., coaching, recreation and fitness) after graduating from the SEP bachelor's degree program, most students who wish to pursue a career in SEP go on to graduate school.
Through coursework in sport psychology, sport sciences and professional development, our graduates are well prepared for the academic field. They consistently gain entry into a variety of graduate programs, such as counseling, public health, business, law and physical or occupational therapy, among many others.
Graduates of master's, doctoral or professional degree programs find jobs working with performers in a variety of settings, including college and professional sports, the military, performing arts, public health and counseling.
Or, if you want to broaden your sport science focus and expand your career opportunities, consider a second degree in sport management. Unique to WVU, we offer an accelerated bachelor's to master's (ABM) program where students complete a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise psychology and an accelerated master's degree in sport management which are both completed in 4 years. Save time and money — and boost your credentials — with our four-year Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program.