College of Education and Human Services

About the Certificate Program:

The Certificate in Sports and Exercise Psychology, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is designed to develop knowledge in the core biopsychosocial areas of sport and exercise psychology. The program provides students with a knowledge and foundation to work with athletes and athletic teams in wellness programs in corporate or medical settings, and in other health promotion areas.
The program in Sports and Exercise Psychology is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the expertise and resources of the College's Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy and the School of Medical and Health Services Department of Physical Therapy. Certificate courses partially meet requirements of the Association for Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Provisional Certified Consultant.

How to Apply:

Graduate students in the Department of Professional Psychology & Family Therapy at Seton Hall may take the certificate courses as part of their electives or program concentration, if approved by an advisor. 

Licensed professionals in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or counseling may apply for the certificate as a non-matriculated student.

Students with a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related area may apply for the certificate as a non-matriculated student.

To request a program application or additional information, please e-mail



The program requires 5 courses (16 credits). Up to 3 credits may be waived, at department discretion, for equivalent graduate or undergraduate courses taken at Seton Hall University.

The following 5 courses are required:

CPSY 7105
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
CPSY 8007
Mind Body Issues and Interventions
CPSY 6105
Biological Bases of Behavior
CPSY 8010
Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling and Psychology
CPSY 8541
Special Topics: Case Studies and Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology

See the University's graduate catalogue for further details.

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