Strengthen MENTAL Performance

Helping People Achieve Their Potential

As a sport and performance psychology consultant, you will help athletes and other performers like musicians, actors, and business professionals enhance their performances by learning how to use psychological skills in an effective way. Mastering psychological skills helps improve performance and promotes better mental health and well-being, allowing your clients to remain physically active and live a healthy lifestyle.

You will explore the following skills and more:

  • Mindfulness, which has been shown to enhance focus and decrease anxiety in performance and other high-stress situations.
  • Behavioral change strategies, such as goal-setting.
  • Individual and group interventions, including exercise programming.

Careers in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology

The program is available with two tracks, and we answer your frequently asked questions (FAQs) here

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Applied Track
​Upon completion of the applied track, graduates may work with/as:
  • Private consultants
  • Sports teams or clubs, e.g. MLB
  • Behavioral coaches
  • Military
  • Fitness centers
  • Consulting firms
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Thesis Track
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.

Our Commitment to You

SEPP is aligned with UW-Green Bay's select mission 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. SEPP is committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and civic engagement by working with students, community partners, and potential clients to optimize their performance and well-being with 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. 

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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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The applied track includes two semesters of internship working with athletes and other performers of various levels, applying sport psychology skills. 
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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay offers a wide array of graduate programs taught by faculty with exceptional research and professional experience at an affordable price.

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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 me!


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(920) 465-5041

For more information about other graduate degrees, UW-Green Bay, how to get started, or any other general questions, please contact graduate studies.

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