The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), with its history of pioneering innovative training in psychology is excited to offer a new Master of Arts degree in Sport and Performance Psychology. This degree is intended for individuals in the sport, performing arts, health and fitness, or mental health fields who want to develop their ability to improve the performance and lives of those with whom they work. Those applicants involved in coaching and teaching in sport and performance settings are encouraged to add to their skills and abilities through this training. Denver's passion for sports and a thriving performing arts scene make it a perfect place to master the practice of sport and performance psychology. Students in the MASPP program are encouraged to continue their training by applying to the PsyD program.
The field of sport and performance psychology is concerned with the psychological factors that influence human performance. Simply put, sport and performance psychology is about improving the lives of others. It involves assessment and interventioan strategies that enhance an individual's performance and personal growth.
GSPP's program is unique and pioneering in many respects. There are four areas in which this program truly stands out from other educational opportunities in the field of sport and performance psychology: our applied focus, the curriculum, practicum opportunities, and the faculty. The program provides the necessary training for an individual to become a competent, proficient sport and performance psychologist with the completion of a psychology doctoral program. The MASPP will help those who coach and work with others do their job more effectively and experience more rewarding outcomes.