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Applied Track

The Applied Track is intended for those interested in working with athletes, musicians, business professionals, exercisers, and other performers. Students on this track will take courses that provide the theoretical foundation on performance improvement and behavior change, in addition to other areas related to SEPP. These courses will prepare them to develop the knowledge and interpersonal skills to successfully work with these clients, as well as apply for the certification as a mental performance consultant through AASP, after completing the minimum number of supervised hours.

Our program has two faculty members who hold the Certified Mental Performance Consultant® certification and are eligible to supervise novice practitioners seeking to pursue this same certification.

Below you can find the proposed curriculum for the Applied Track. Internship placements may include community partners such as Green Bay District Schools, Bellin Health Titletown, and Aurora Baycare. 
First Year - Fall Credits
Professional Ethics in Psychology 3
Empathic Listening Skills 3
Theories of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology 3
First Year - Spring Credits
Advanced Psychological Statistics                                     3
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology 3
Multicultural Psychology                        3
First Year - Summer Credits
Advanced Psychological Research Methods                   3
Second Year - Fall Credits
Sport Sociology                                               3
Internship I                                                                     3
Elective I 3
Second Year - Spring Credits
Psychology of Sport Injury                                               3
Internship II 3
Elective II 3

Suggested electives would depend on the student's career goals and could include: 
PSYCH 435 Abnormal Psychology
HUM BIO 333 Principles of Sport Physiology
BUS ADM 589 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 750 Team Leadership
MGMT 730 Leading the Self
PU EN AF 615 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
SOC WORK 727 Psychopathology for Clinical Social Work
SOC WORK 767 Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use in Practice
HWM 740 Health Systems and Policy for Wellness Managers
HWM 750 Planning and Evaluation for Wellness Managers