Master of Science, Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis


The Sport and Exercise Psychology emphasis is based upon the integration of science and application in performance enhancement and life skill development. This foundation gives students the opportunity to be well grounded in the fundamentals of the scientific process as well as involved in supervised individual and group/team interventions. The program consists of 36 semester credit hours, including course work in research methods, data analysis, individual and team interventions for performance enhancement, team dynamics, life skills interventions, the psychological aspects of elite performance, and the development of a sport psychology consultation private business. In addition to Sport Psychology practicum, all students are required to complete a research-based thesis or applied internship experience.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Brandonn Harris
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: bharris@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-7900

Regular Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science.
3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

  • Work history
  • Professional experiences
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations
  • Other experiences related to the academic program
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references
 5. A personal statement of no more than 3 pages that includes a description of previous professional experience and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern.
6. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
7. Completion of online application for the College of Graduate Studies.

8. A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)

*Achievement of the minimum admissions requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program.

Provisional Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science.
3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75-2.99 (4.0 scale).
4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

  • Work history
  • Professional experiences
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations
  • Other experiences related to the academic program
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references
  5. A personal statement of no more than 3 pages that includes a description of previous professional experience and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern.
6. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores.
7. Completion of the online application for the College of Graduate Studies.

8.  A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (www.naces.org)

Sport Psychology, M.S. Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline Feb 1 Does not admit Does not admit

Last updated: 6/22/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu