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    Western Washington University
  Jan 18, 2018
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Psychology Minor

Combined minor offered by the Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation

30 credits


This interdisciplinary program is designed to introduce the student to the discipline of sport psychology. More specifically, it emphasizes the educational and behavioral approaches to sport psychology that can be applied in recreational, exercise, and athletic settings.

Why Consider a Sport Psychology Minor?

The sports psychology minor provides students with the behavioral knowledge and psychosocial educational techniques related to the psychosocial aspects of athletic, exercise, recreational and performance settings. This minor provides skills that will serve as preparation for incorporation of consideration and instructional techniques to enhance any human performance or health related field.

 Contact Information

General Kinesiology

Sherena Geariety
Carver 102

Sport Psychology
Specialization Advisor

Linda Keeler
Carver 22

Program Coordinator
Gordon Chalmers
Engineering Technology 275

 Sample Careers

Athletic Coaching | Major dependent careers

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

For Kinesiology or other non-psychology majors, contact the PEHR departmental advisor (see above). For psychology majors, contact the Department of Psychology Sport Psychology Minor Advisor: Dr. Kristi Lemm, 498 AIC East, Phone (360) 650-3187, Email:

Advising Tips: Students are advised to declare the sport psychology minor early in order to be connected with a departmental advisor and develop a plan of study. See departmental advisor for selection of courses.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.