Do you have to have undergrad degree in psyc to become a sport psychologist? : LUSENET : APA Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology : One Thread

I have an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and am very interested in Exercise and Sports psychology. Do I have to have an undergraduate degree in Psychology to do this? If not what would you suggest as the best route. Thank You

-- Kriston P. Jackson (, June 04, 1998


Hi Kriston, no, an undergra.d degree in the sport sciences should work fine. More important will be your choice of grad programs...most sport psych programs are in sport science departments..some, like our at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology are housed in psychology. There are many issues involved in deciding which one is for you...feel free to contact me if you would like more information on this issue.

-- Frank L Gardner (gardconsul@AOL.COM), July 13, 1998.

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