Sport Psychology and sports psychology jobs focus on “the scientific study of people and their behaviors in sport and exercise activities and the practical application of that knowledge” (Weinberg & Gould, 2003). The Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology allows students interested in sports psychology jobs to pursue knowledge and experience in one or more of the three different domains of the field: clinical sport psychology; physical and mental skill acquisition; and physiological correlates of sport participation. At Florida Tech, students combine classroom experiences and knowledge gained through study with practical training and field research to provide a view of the various opportunities within this exciting field.
For students who wish to end their study at the Bachelor’s degree level, many opportunities exist for sports psychology jobs, including careers in physical fitness training, recreation management, and rehabilitation from injury. Students who want to pursue graduate study are rewarded by opportunities to engage elite athletes in the development of mental aspects of their sports, creation and oversight of exercise and recreation programs, and research into physical and physiological factors that contribute to health and well being.