Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Domains

  1. Foundations of Psychology - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology will be able to describe and differentiate historical and present schools of thought and acquire an understanding of theoretical perspectives in psychology. In addition, they will compare biological and psychological explanations of behavior and mental processes.
    • Describe and differentiate schools of thought in psychology, both present and historical.
    • Apply theoretical perspectives in psychology.
    • Identify biological and psychological explanations of the brain and its functions.
  2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology will demonstrate through various activities the required knowledge for scientific inquiry and critical thought. Activities are designed for practical application not only in the classroom but also in a real world setting. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the scientific method is applied to research in Psychology and will be competent in forming their own conclusions and critiques regarding research in the field. Students will utilize relevant technological resources in data analysis and interpretation.
    • Apply research design principles to investigate psychological hypotheses.
    • Incorporate technology to gather, analyze, and interpret psychological data.
    • Apply critical thinking skills in solving problems related to behavior and mental processes.
    • Interpret psychological research using sound scientific reasoning.
    • Effectively present ideas through written communication in psychological settings.
    • Effectively present ideas through oral communication in psychological settings.
  3. Ethical and Sociocultural Responsibility - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology will develop an awareness of professional accountability, and will have the ability to distinguish between ethical and non-ethical practices within the field of psychology. Students will have historical knowledge of the importance of ethical and culturally sensitive practices within psychology. Students will apply psychological perspectives to the study of social relationships, ethical values, prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior, and sociocultural responsibility in the context of the discipline of psychology.
    • Apply ethical values and standards central to the field of psychology.
    • Identify violations of ethical values and standards within the historical context of psychology.
    • Explain causes of prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors using self-reflection as well as identification in others.
    • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
    • Evaluate the importance of social and cultural competence in scientific inquiry.
    • Assess psychological practices using a culturally sensitive worldview.
    • Explain how social, political, economic, and cultural information is used ethically and legally in the discipline of psychology.
  4. Personal and Professional Development - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology will demonstrate an understanding of their personal and professional development. Students will have tools and strategies to pursue psychology-related professions and manage their own career goals. Students will be equipped with the skills needed to work independently, to function as a member of a team, and be promoters of effective collaboration.
    • Implement strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
    • Compare career trajectories and roles in psychology-related professions.
    • Analyze independent and collaborative roles that promote effective teamwork.
    • Explain the importance of maintaining knowledge of current trends in psychology.
  5. Performance and Sport Psychology - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology will provide students with a framework to apply theories and perspectives toward performance, while assessing relationships between physical and mental health. Students will have the tools to support the development of mental health strategies to enhance athletic performance and provide students with a basic understanding of the psychological components of sport participation while supporting three areas of sport psychology consultants; teaching, research, and practice. This program will prepare students for a Master’s program and does not lead to a certification.
    • Use imagery and goal-setting techniques to enhance performance.
    • Use motivation, and communication strategies to enhance performance.
    • Recommend team-building and leadership strategies to enhance performance.
    • Evaluate sociocultural theories in the context of team dynamics.
    • Differentiate between the three major roles of sport psychology consultants.

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

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This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Alaska

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American Samoa

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

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Guam, US Territory

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Northern Mariana Islands

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virgin Islands

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Virginia

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Washington

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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