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About the Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sports Psychology

Do you have a passion for helping athletes and those in physical activity settings achieve their performance goals from a mental standpoint? With Troy University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Psychology, you can prepare for a career as a sports psychologist that will make a positive impact on future generations.

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Sports Psychology - A Growing Field

With the massive interest and growth of sports in the United States and around the world, the field of sports psychology is growing rapidly. Sports psychologists are now a part of every major professional sports organization and most every Division I NCAA athletic program. As sports continue to grow in popularity, this trend is estimated to continue into lower levels of college athletics and high school/youth sports as well. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there is a growing demand for sports psychologists due to the rising issues of mental health, violence and activism in sports.

Developing the Skills you Need

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion has partnered with the Department of Psychology to create this new Sports Psychology concentration. Our highly skilled, research-oriented faculty is dedicated to your success and will help prepare you to follow your dreams in the field of Sports Psychology. As a student, you will benefit from this program’s comprehensive curriculum along with access to impressive research opportunities and practical field experiences.
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Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sports Psychology Curriculum

While courses may vary from year to year, the curriculum for the Kinesiology - Sports Psychology degree typically includes:
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Kinesiology - Sports Psychology Locations

For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

Careers in Sports Psychology

TROY’s Master of Science in Kinesiology with the Sports Psychology concentration focuses on careers in sport and physical activity settings that include high school, collegiate, professional and clinical fields.

Faculty Profiles

Tyler D. Martin, Ph.D., CSCS

Tyler D. Martin, Ph.D., CSCS

Dr. Tyler Martin earned a Ph.D. in Human Performance with an Exercise Physiology Emphasis from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), a M.S. in Human Performance with an Exercise Science Emphasis from USM, and a B.S. in the field of Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness Management from Mississippi State University. In addition, he holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Martin is currently in his 16th academic year as a teacher in higher education, with the past 15 years being at Troy University.
J. Brandon Sluder, Ph.D.

J. Brandon Sluder, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Brandon Sluder serves at Troy University as professor and department chair in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He received his Bachelor's degree in Sport Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina in 2001 and his M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) in Sport Pedagogy from Auburn University.

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