Applied counseling methods related 
to maximizing health and performance.

Applied counseling methods related
to maximizing health and performance.

Sport and Health Psychology Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology is a 70 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing can be found in the Adler University Catalog.

Core Courses:

  • MASH-500 MASH Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • COUN-518 Adlerian Theory and Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-532 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  • COUN-533 Counseling Theories (3 credits)
  • COUN-534 Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN-535 Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behaviors (3 credits)
  • COUN-536 Counseling Multicultural Communities (3 credits)
  • MASH-539 Introduction to Sport and Health Psychology(3 credits)
  • COUN-540 Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • MASH-541 Human Performance Enhancement Using Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Sport and Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • MASH-542 Appraisal of Individual Differences in Sport and Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • COUN-618 Couple and Family Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-622 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-625 Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • COUN-629 Career Development Theories and Interventions (3 credits)
  • COUN-630 Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • MASH-636 Biological Bases of Behavior in Sport and Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • MASH-645 Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Issues in Sport
    and Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • MASH-646 Cognitive Affective Bases of Behavior in Sport
    and Health Psychology (3 credits)


Students are required to choose one of the electives listed below. If students do not have an upper-level undergraduate exercise physiology, biomechanics, or kinesiology course (as required by standard C3 of AASP Certification) students must take MASH-643 as their

  • MASH-643 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  • MASH-647 Exercise Psychology (3 credits)
  • MASH-648 Business Development in Sport & Health Psychology (3 credits)
  • COUN-550 Preparation for Applied Thesis & COUN-551-552 M.A. Thesis I & II (3 credits)

Field Training and Seminars:

  • MASH-501-502 Applied Sport and Health Psychology Professional
    Preparation Seminar I & II (2 credits) 
  • SJP-513-514 Social Justice Practicum I & II (2 credits)
  • MASH-680 MASH Counseling Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
  • MASH-682&684 MASH Counseling Internship and Seminar I & II (4 credits) 
  • MASH-681, 683 &685 Sport and Health Externship and Seminar I, II & III (3 credits)
  • MASH-995: MASH Comprehensive Examination (0 credits)