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Sport Psychology

Dive into the mind of an athlete as you prepare to be a professional leader in exercise and sport psychology.


Study how exercise and stress affect our well-being on a physical and social level.

Study with internationally renowned sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners in the only program of its kind in Canada.

Discover how participation in sport and exercise affect people psychologically and physically. Gain experience and knowledge that can be applied to many professional workplace settings.

Work with athletes, coaches, and parents on a variety of topics including injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, and career transitions.

Take advantage of small class sizes and study with internationally known sport and exercise psychology researchers.

Key Features

Combine this program with the Education program to complete a 4-year BA, obtain your Bachelor of Education, or continue your studies at a graduate level in the masters program
Gain hands-on experience by completing internships in the community
Get practical experience working with coaches and teachers in the field, psychological assessment protocols, stress management techniques, conflict resolution, motivation and group dynamics, goal setting, and cultural studies

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Sport psychologist
  • Sport psychology consultant
  • Coach
  • Teacher/educator
  • Motivational coach
  • Applied sport psychology consulting

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Keira Towers

I love that the campus is small and that we’re surrounded by lakes and trees. There are so many beautiful hikes around campus that really help calm the mind during a stressful week at school. My time at Laurentian has be fantastic. Everyone is so nice and it’s been such a lovely experience. I really believe that I made the right decision coming here. Each professor makes the effort to get to know you and make a personal connection. It makes it so easy to ask for help and you just feel more confident in class, which ultimately translates to feeling confident during exams. The professors really want you to succeed and it’s a great atmosphere. Being in the School of Human Kinetics, I was able to get a job with a local psychologist and professor at the university. That connection then led to an amazing opportunity to work with a varsity team on a more sport psychology-related path. I would recommend Laurentian to anyone who enjoys being outside. There are so many things to do outside and it’s just such a beautiful campus that it really blows you away that you get to study in this environment. I would recommend the Sport Psychology program to people who want to work with athletes in the future or who simply want to go into psychology. This program is a great introduction to psychology with the perfect focus on sport.

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