Overview

Work with individuals to maximize their 
wellbeing and performance.

Work with individuals to maximize their
wellbeing and performance.

Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance Program Highlights

Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs (formerly known as the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling)

  • We promote the Theory-Research-Practice model of developing and implementing psychological skills training for excellence in performance
  • We train students to work with diverse performers from a range of age and ability within sport and non-sport settings
  • Students can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and may be eligible to apply for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant credential
  • Students have the opportunity to add a degree in clinical mental health or rehabilitation counseling to increase career and networking opportunities

The Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance provides students with a comprehensive foundation in theories and methods of performance enhancement. This program promotes the best practices within the field of sport psychology coupled with Adler University's emphasis on socially responsible practice. Graduates may be eligible to apply for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant credential and work with individuals who wish to maximize their performance and psychological wellbeing.

Professional Development & Training

Gain the knowledge and skills to create real change with small, collaborative classes taught by leading practitioners and scholars in the field of sport psychology. Our diverse faculty brings together classroom learning with individualized mentorship and hands-on professional experience.

Unique to our institution is the Social Justice Practicum, a nonclinical experiential practicum completed by all Adler students to cultivate the skills for becoming agents of social change. Working with our network of hundreds of community partners, students develop the practical knowledge and understanding of what it means to engage with communities and be a socially responsible practitioner.

Students will have the opportunity to accumulate 400 hours in various sport environments with of athletes, teams, coaches. Students may spend up to 15 months at sites around the Chicago area to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience and accumulate hours necessary for CMPC certification.

Accreditation, Licensure & Certification

We offer specialized courses in sport psychology and externship opportunities to promote certification with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Students can gain practical experience to be eligible for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential once they complete this program. Faculty members are active in their respective areas of expertise and engage with students to promote opportunities for professional development in the field as well as at state, regional and national conferences.

Careers

  • Youth sport academies & clubs
  • Professional sport organizations
  • Coaching
  • NCAA Division I, I, and III athletic departments
  • Military and TRICARE system
  • Government agencies
  • Private practice