Athletic Counseling Check Sheet
Graduate School Requirements(3 Credits)
RSCH 610: Foundations of Methods and Research
This course emphasizes the search for truth and the ways in which this search is conducted. It includes the identification and delineation of research problems, survey of related literature, detailed examination of different research methods, and basic descriptive and inferential statistical coverage. Attention is given to the presentation of research results in acceptable form. Required of all master’s degree students.
Psychology Department Requirements(3 Credits)
PSYC 622: Principles of Counseling
|This course provides graduate students with opportunities to learn and acquire basic counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings. Participants survey major approaches to counseling in order to further their knowledge of human behavior and the change process. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamics underlying various therapeutic techniques and fostering the ability to establish a strong working alliance.|
PSYC 685: Counseling Practicum
This course provides an opportunity for skill-building experience in the application of counseling methods in a closely supervised laboratory situation. Each student is seen individually and in-group seminar on a weekly basis for discussion and videotape evaluation of counseling interviews.
Athletic Counseling Requirements(21-35 Credits)
PSYC 670: Psychology of the College Age Adult
Covering ages 17 to 25, this course deals with psychological and social development in this critical period. Principle dimensions and conditions influencing development are examined. Relevant research findings are related to the student’s current circumstances and stage of development.
PSYC 654: Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes
This course examines current counseling strategies used with members of sport teams at high school, college, and professional levels. Participants explore current research in three main areas: motivation and skill development, psychosocial development, and career maturity. Class demonstrations, counseling experiences, and field visits are designed to enhance learning.
PSYC 657: Professional Studies in Athletic Counseling
This course is designed to prepare athletic counseling students for their roles as professionals in the field. Areas of study include professional ethics, record keeping, NCAA guidelines, working as part of an interdisciplinary team, and legal issues.
PSYC 686: Fieldwork Seminar
Supervised field experience is considered to be an integral part of preparation for professional activity. The specific nature of the fieldwork/ internship experience varies with the sub-major and goals of the student and depends upon approval by the respective graduate program director. Students receive regular supervision from competent professionals in the field and attend a weekly fieldwork/internship seminar with the faculty. Each semester hour of credit is based upon fifty clock hours of fieldwork/internship plus a weekly one-and-a-half hour seminar. The minimum number of credits required varies with the sub-major.
PSYC 674: Counseling for Enhanced Performance
This course focuses on the psychological skills, methods, and strategies used by
performance enhancement consultants working in business, industry, personnel development, sport, and other domains. Each student has the opportunity to practice performance enhancement interventions in a supervised setting. The course is conducted as a seminar, emphasizing participant interactions and cooperative learning. Major theories covered include the trans-theoretical model, the theory of planned behavior, self-efficacy theory, self-determination theory, flow, IZOF theory, catastrophe theory, competence motivation theory, the multi-dimensional model of leadership, goal setting theory, attribution theory, and reversal theory.
PSYC 675: Clinical Seminar Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment Planning
This course examines mental health counseling within the confines of the medical model. Major topics include clinical assessment and treatment planning, as well as program design and utilization of existing facilities for inpatient, outpatient, partial treatment, and aftercare.
PSYC 545: Imagery, Hypnosis, and Self-Hypnosis
This course examines the historical development, theories, techniques, and research in the application of imagery and hypnosis. Special emphasis is placed on the role of those techniques as a tool in human helping professions. Topics covered include: the mind/body relationship, healing and pain management, neurolinguistic programming, criminal investigation, sports skill enhancement, and ethical and legal considerations.
Additional Requirements for Med.(9 Credits)
RSCH 620: Educational and Psych. Statistics
This course covers statistical analysis methods for descriptive, correlational, and experimental designs. Descriptive statistics, linear regression, introduction to multiple regression, t-ratio, analysis of variance for independent and repeated measures designs, factorial designs, chi square, and non-parametric measures are included. Students receive instruction in the use of SPSS at the Academic Computer Center.
RSCH 612: Proposal Design
This course assists the students in completing their proposal for either a thesis or research project that leads to a Master of Science Degree (MS). Students are required to complete the full proposal within the context of the course.
RSCH 635: Thesis
This course involves meetings with the thesis committee and satisfactory completion of thesis requirements including the oral examination. Students must register for a total of four semester hours.
- AASP Certification
- Athletic Counseling Faculty
- Athletic Counseling Internship/Practica Opportunities
- Athletic Counseling Research Team
- Electives for Athletic Counseling
- Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Assistant Positions
- Requirements for Athletic Counseling
- Sample 2 Year Plan of Study for CC, AASP and Springfield College Athletic Counseling Requirements