Psychology B.S. (Clinical-Sport Psychology)

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The clinical-sport psychology concentration is an intensive dual course of study combining classes on mental health and counseling with those concerning the mental side of sport and exercise performance. Students can apply to be admitted to this concentration after completing 60 credits, typically in their junior year.

Students will have an opportunity to complete a psychology thesis and a 120-hour practicum.

Interested students in this course of study may be eligible for the Early Law School Admission Program.

Contact Information

Samantha Monda, Ph.D., NCC, CMPC
Interim Department Head, Psychology

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • INFS1020 Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • HIST/POLS History/Political Science Core Course
  • CSEN1020 Argument & Research
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art & Music

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • Science Elective
  • CSCM2040 Professional Communication in Work
  • PSYC3550 Human Growth & Development
  • Literature Elective
  • PSYC3600 Social Psychology

Sophomore Year, Spring

Junior Year, Fall

Junior Year, Spring

  • PSYC3755 Clinical Psychology: Sci/Prac/Eth
  • PSYC3100 Methods in Behavioral Research
  • PSYC3880 Exercise & Health Psychology
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • PSYC4833 Psychology Thesis I
  • PSYC4813 Psychology Practicum
  • PSYC3760 Foundations of Counseling
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring

Practicum Information

All traditional undergraduate students majoring in the social sciences must complete a practicum their senior year. This involves 120 hours of documented experience at an internship related to the student's field that has been pre-approved by the student's faculty mentor and the department head.

Participation in professional activities allows students to experience the work environment in their chosen field, make informed career choices, and enhance their employment credentials. These experiences reinforce the connection between professional and liberal learning through the application of classroom theories to actual occupational problems. 

Completing the practicum involves keeping a journal with daily entries and weekly reflections and a timesheet signed by the supervisor and writing a 12-page paper comparing and contrasting their experiences in the practicum with the theories and information presented in the social sciences coursework which was completed at RMU. It should also explain why the site was selected for the practicum and give any recommendations for future social sciences students about the practicum experience.

More details are available here.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Foundations of Counseling
Group Counseling
Psychology of Sport
Major Credits
Psychology, Statistics
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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