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Athletic Counseling

Springfield College

Athletic Counseling program


Psychology
263 Alden Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The athletic counseling concentration combines training in both applied and research areas of sport counseling. The goal of the athletic counseling program is to provide students with preparation in counseling and psychology that will enable them to provide support services to athletes related to sport performance, personal development, and mental health in a variety of settings.

Through applied fieldwork opportunities, you will be prepared for professional work with athletes at various levels of sport participation and for doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, or sport psychology. You'll also be able to hone your skills through the athletic counseling Research Team, comprised of students, faculty, and other interested individuals, which discusses all aspects of the research process

Athletic counseling graduates complete the Association for Applied Sport Psychology academic and applied requirements to become Certified Mental Performance Consultants (CMPC). With an additional year of study, students are able to complete the academic requirements necessary to become licensed mental health counselors in Massachusetts.


Academic Fields

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other.
Sports Studies.
Sports and Exercise.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Counseling Psychology.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MEd., MS, Master of Education or Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Athletic Counseling
Certificate or Non-Degree, CAGS, Certificate


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

athletic counseling

Contacts

Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin
Director of Graduate Admissions
agriffin2@springfield.edu
graduate@springfield.edu
413-748-3225

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Applicants must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, understanding of athletic counseling as an area of practice and study, and a desire and aptitude for working with people in a helping profession.


Academic Backgrounds

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other.
Counseling Psychology.
Psychology, General.
Sports and Exercise.

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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