Counseling and Applied Psychological Science (Sports and Performance Counseling) ,BS
Athletic Performance, Health, Helping Profession, Occupational Athlete, Sport Psychology, Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Sports Performance Enhancement, Therapy, counseling
Learn to apply psychological theory and counseling skills to help improve mental health and promote optimal performance of individuals such as athletes, first responders, military personnel, performing artists and others whose work places them under intense stressors that put them at high risk for anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
Counseling and applied psychological science is a practical specialty that promotes psychological well-being.
The sports performance counseling concentration of the BS program in counseling and applied psychological science provides foundational training in the psychology of performance and related counseling theories and skills that is geared toward professionals in a wide range of fields.
This program prepares graduates to support licensed professionals in counseling and counseling psychology; it also readies them for graduate study in counseling psychology, sport psychology, counselor education and other fields. Additional education is required for students who wish to become licensed professionals, teachers or professors.
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should visit the Change of Major form for information about how to change a major to this program.
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program’s ASU Online page for program descriptions and to request more information.
It is now possible to earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience in which students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degree programs, all of which come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support.
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To make a positive impact in the lives of others, students must understand the diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and cultures that shape the people with whom they wish to work. When studying abroad, students gain firsthand experience of a wide range of cultures and communities. Global Education programs provide students with a unique global perspective that enables them to impact the world.
Graduates are able to assist licensed mental health counselors and psychologists in providing services that focus on mental health and optimal performance.
Such employment is found in a variety of settings, including community centers, the corporate world, educational institutions, independent consulting, social service agencies, and sports, and in behavioral health care delivery settings such as community agencies, hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Career examples include:
- athletic coach
- behavioral health technician
- human services worker
- life skills instructor
- mental health professional
- mental performance coach or consultant for athletes, first responders and military personnel
- performance consultant for the arts, industry and the services sector
- trainer for human resources, sales and marketing, and career transition
- youth counselor
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, mental health counselor is one of the fastest growing occupations with 18% employment growth projected from 2022 to 2032.
Career example titles and salaries listed below are not necessarily entry level, and students should take into consideration how years of experience, geographical location, and required advanced degrees or certifications may affect pay scales.