The master's degree in sport and exercise psychology prepares graduates for continued study or fulfilling careers with athletes and physically active people through coaching, athletic training, health and wellness coaching, sports psychology consulting and more. Through hands-on learning and real-world research opportunities, students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in this field.

Career Opportunities

After graduating from this competitive program, professionals will enter a diverse workforce of exercise psychologists with vast career and continued study opportunities.

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Center for Sport and Performance Psychology

The Center for Sport and Performance Psychology at Minnesota State Mankato works with athletes, exercisers, coaches, artists and professionals to help them gain the confidence and motivation they need to overcome barriers, refine their focus and prepare to face challenges at any level.

Prospective Students

We support students who are interested in applied careers and continued study (PhD). Our alumni pursue a range of careers, including Master Resilience Trainers in the U.S. Army, private practice as mental performance consultants (CMPC), college coaching, athletic training, and student services.

Current Students

Meet current students and their capstone projects, career interests, and hometowns.


Meet Sport and Exercise Psychology faculty.

Career Opportunities

A master's degree in sport and exercise psychology will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. You can help others enhance their sport, exercise, and physical activity performance and increase their enjoyment in these activities.

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