This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Building 41, Room 251
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The B.A. in Psychology enables students to study human behavior. An understanding of psychological processes entails understanding the multiple influences created by the biological characteristics of the organism, the effects of learning and experience, social and cultural dynamics, and developmental change. As a scientific discipline, the study of psychology requires competence in research methodology and critical thinking. Psychology is also an applied discipline, with applications in behavioral and physical health, business, education, and law, among others. Students completing a major in psychology will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers at the bachelor's level or to pursue advanced training in psychology or other professional schools (such as medicine and law). Students will attain a high-quality liberal arts degree focused on knowledge in the discipline of psychology, integrity in the application of that knowledge, effective project management, and excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
Contact the Department of Psychology for information concerning the Human Resources certificate or the Focus on Human Development.
In addition to the University's general requirements, students seeking the B.A. in Psychology must meet the requirements listed below.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for acceptance into the program. A student must also maintain and graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
A minimum grade of "C" is required for PSY2012 General Psychology in order to declare a major in the program. A minimum grade of "C" is required for PSY 3213 (Research Methods in Psychological Science 1) and PSY 3215 (Research Methods in Psychological Science II), and for one course in each of the Social, Learning and Cognition, Biological, Developmental, Clinical and Workplace cognate areas. No more than 6 sh credits in informal courses (directed study, practicum, field work, co-op, etc.) may be applied to fulfill the upper level Psychology degree requirements.
Students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
Students should take STA 2023 Elements of Statistics to partially fulfill the mathematics component of General Education.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|PSY 2012||General Psychology *||3|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
|Any 1000 or 2000 level Psychology course **||3|
|BSC 1005||General Biology for Non-Majors *||2|
Common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirements
CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, PSB, PSY, IDH, SOP courses
Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement. Students should take STA 2023 Elements of Statistics if not completed as part of General Education.
Students must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF's requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all major requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.
STA2023 Elements of Statistics
**If not completed at the lower division
|PSY 3213||Research Methods in Psychological Science I +||3|
|PSY 3215||Research Methods in Psychological Science II +||3|
|PSY 2023||Professional Development in Psychology||3|
|PSY 4930||Capstone in Psychology: Special Topics||3|
|SOP 3004||Social Psychology +||3|
|Learning and Cognition (one of the following):||3|
|Psychology of Learning +|
|Memory and Cognition +|
|Biological (one of the following):||3|
|Sensation and Perception +|
|Brain, Behavior, and Experience +|
|Developmental (one of the following):||3|
|Child Development +|
|Psychology of Adolescence +|
|Adulthood and Aging +|
|Application of Psychology: Clinical/Counseling (one of the following):||3|
|Abnormal Psychology +|
|Health Psychology +|
|Theories of Personality +|
|Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior +|
|Psychology of Assessment +|
|Applications of Psychology: Workplace (one of the following):||3|
|Human Factors Psychology +|
|Industrial Psychology +|
|Organizational Behavior +|
|Psychology of Workforce Diversity +|
|3000/4000 level Psychology Electives *||12|
CLP, CYP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, PSB, PSY, IDH, SOP courses +
Courses included in the major GPA
The Minor in Psychology consists of the following or their equivalent. No directed studies may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor. A minimum of 9 sh must be completed at UWF. PSY 2012 General Psychology or a general/introductory psychology course is a prerequisite. Psychology majors may not earn this minor.
|3000/4000 level Psychology Elective||3|
|CLP 3144||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|or PPE 4003||Theories of Personality|
|INP 3004||Industrial Psychology||3|
|or SOP 3004||Social Psychology|
|EXP 4404||Psychology of Learning||3|
|or PSB 4002||Brain, Behavior, and Experience|
The 21-22 sh Minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology is offered by the Department of Psychology in affiliation with the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science. The minor is primarily designed for those students interested in the psychological aspects of sport and other exercise activities. Completing coursework from sport science and psychology emphasizes the integrated nature of psychomotor performance and its effects on psychological, social, and physical functioning. This minor provides an opportunity for coursework centered on health and exercise (e.g., health, nutrition and physical fitness) and psychology (e.g., sport and exercise psychology) with the option of taking relevant electives from both fields. This minor is available to all students. No directed study may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor.
|HLP 2081||Health, Nutrition and Physical Fitness||3|
|APK 4409||Success in Sports||3|
|SPM 4012||Sociology of Sport||3|
|PSY 2012||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 4832||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|One of the following:||3-4|
|Motor Development and Skill Learning|
|Mechanics of Human Motion|
|One of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Behavior Modification|
|Psychology of Learning|
Method of Instruction: Classroom Semester Hours: 15
The Human Resources Certificate is designed for undergraduates who wish to complete a module of psychology courses related to the management of human resources. This certificate can be earned by those majoring or minoring in psychology, those majoring in other fields such as management, and those who are enrolled as special students with or without a bachelor’s degree.
|INP 3004||Industrial Psychology||3|
|INP 3313||Organizational Behavior||3|
|INP 4224||Psychology of Workforce Diversity||3|
|SOP 3004||Social Psychology||3|
|Three additional hours which may include:||3|
Any upper-level undergraduate elective approved by I/O faculty
Directed Individual Study or Service Learning (an applied experience in human resources) *