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Unformatted text preview: APA D IV ISION 47: EXERCISE AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CAREER TRACK Exercise and sport psychology performs three (3) primary roles: 1. Teaching 2. Practice 3. Research Career opportunities for exercise and sport psychology depends on various or combination of these roles. Careful selection of a career track determines the type of graduate training you would require to qualify for career opportunities available in this division. (Sport Psychology). Sport psychology has traditionally been interdisciplinary field, so the sort of education required, pursuing a career in this field, depends on the aspects chosen to concentrate on. This will determine the academic preparation needed, and would definitely influence the career opportunities for wish you qualify. CAREER TRACKS Career Track 1: Teaching and Research in Sport Sciences and Work with Athletics on Performance Enhancement. Educational Requirement: Doctoral Degree in Sport Sciences with a Specialization in Sport Psychology and a Significant Proportion of Course Work in Psychology or Counseling. Primary Employment: Academic Position in College/University Researcher in Research Institute or Medical Research Laboratory Coaching Educator for College/University or Sport Organization Some opportunities with the above may include part-time consulting with amateur and professional athletes and teams and on rare occasion, full-time consulting. If you decide that you want a job that involves teaching and research in sport psychology and as well as...
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