University of Denver

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sport & Performance Psychology


2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Sport & Performance Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Denver Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology (SPP) is unique and pioneering in many respects. There are four areas in which this program truly stands out from other educational opportunities for those who wish to actively practice SPP. These areas are our applied focus, curriculum, practicum opportunities, and faculty.

A True Applied Focus. This program focuses extensively on the practice of SPP. More than the learning of basic textbook principles that exists in most sport psychology programs, this curriculum teaches the student how to apply these principles. There are many great programs that teach the science of sport psychology, but this program specializes in the art of using this science.

The Most Extensive SPP Curriculum. Our curriculum is designed solely for SPP. This is not a program where a few courses have been added to the core curriculum. This program was built from the ground up specifically for learning how to practice SPP. This is the most comprehensive curriculum nationally and internationally! Diverse

Practical Opportunities. This program offers diverse practical opportunities for students to put their learning to the test in the “real world” of sport and performance settings. These settings in the Denver metropolitan area are incredibly numerous. The program has established formal practicum sites, yet allows the flexibility for students to create their own practicum to meet their particular interests. Some examples include: private high school academies, collegiate athletic departments, the DU Lamont School of Music, and exercise and health related industries. Faculty With

Expertise in Applied SPP. The program faculty aren’t just experts in teaching sport and performance, but they also have experience practicing it on a daily basis. A key strength of our program is having multiple faculty members with applied backgrounds, as compared with only one at most other programs.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 90

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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