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Help People Achieve Their Potential

Sport and performance psychology consultants help athletes and other performers (e.g., musicians, actors, business professionals) enhance their performance by learning how to use psychological skills in an effective way. For example, practicing mindfulness has been shown to enhance focus and decrease anxiety in various types of performance. One added benefit of mastering these psychological skills is better mental health and well-being, which sport and performance psychology consultants also aim to help their clients improve.

Exercise psychology consultants help their clients use psychological skills to become physically active and live a healthy lifestyle. To promote physical and mental health, these consultants apply behavioral change strategies as well as individual and group interventions, such as goal setting and exercise programming.

Our Mission

In line with UW-Green Bay's select mission, the M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) Program aims to provide problem-focused educational experiences that promote critical thinking and student success through education, research, practice, and service in the field of sport, exercise, and performance psychology. The Program reflects a commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and civic engagement. 

More specifically, the Program works to help its students, community partners, and potential clients optimize their performance and well-being by providing culturally competent and ethical practice in accordance with the professional standards of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association. 

Careers in SEPP

Upon completion of the applied track, graduates may work with/as:
  • Private consultants
  • Sports teams (e.g., MLB) or clubs
  • Behavioral coaches
  • Military
  • Fitness centers
  • Consulting firms
Upon completion of the thesis track, graduates will be prepared to apply for a Ph.D. or a Psy.D., which would expand their work opportunities to:
  • Director of Sport and Performance Psychology at a university's Athletics Department
  • Director of Sport and Performance Psychology or a mental coach in a professional sports team
  • Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology at a university's kinesiology or psychology department
  • Work with higher ranks in the military.
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Learning Outcomes

Our learning outcomes are in line with the standards and guidelines provided by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the American Psychological Association Division 47.
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The Applied Track includes all the foundation courses and various supervised internship opportunities to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant®
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Two Tracks

The program has two tracks: Applied and Thesis, which allows the students to tailor their degree to their career goals. A dual track is also possible, but it would be completed in more than two years.
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Applied Opportunities

The applied track includes two semesters of internship working with athletes and other performers of various levels. 
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Meet Dr. Alan Chu

Dr. Alan Chu is the Chair of the M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program at UW-Green Bay. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant working with athletes from high school to professional levels. Dr. Chu is also an internationally recognized motivation scholar conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on athletes' motivation and psychological skills profiles as well as on the roles of social agents (e.g., coaches, parents, peers) in motivation for youth sport and physical activity.

Professor Chu is here to help! If you have any questions about the SEPP program, please contact us!


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(920) 465-5041

For more information on SEPP, UW-Green Bay, how to get started, or any other problems, please contact us.

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