University of Western States

University of Western States

EdD Sport and Performance Psychology


8000 NE Tillamook Street

Portland, OR 97213

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The EdD in sport and performance psychology program offers advanced training for individuals in psychology, education, coaching, business, health care, leadership and administrative careers. The degree is a blend between a research-oriented doctoral program and an applied clinical psychology doctorate designed to allow students to meet their specific career goals and educational needs.

Sport and Performance Psychology Consulting Concentration

The sport and performance psychology consulting concentration is a year-long experience focused on improving professional competence in applying the theories and techniques learned in the classroom with athletes and performers. Structured with the requirements of the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential in mind, students progress through the stages of securing a site, initial assessment, case conceptualization, intervention design, and implementation under the guidance of an experienced UWS faculty member listed on the CMPC Registry of Approved Mentors. The SPP Pre-Practicum course provides a unique opportunity to work with “standardized patients,” professional actors trained in presenting sport and performance concerns, after which students engage with actual performers in their chosen settings.

Positive Leadership and Administration Concentration

The positive leadership and administration concentration is intended to help leaders and their teams or organizations succeed through an increased understanding of human motivations and behaviors, and how to apply that understanding to achieve extraordinary results.


The University of Western States Ed.D in sport and performance psychology degree is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 54 quarter credits equivalent to 36 semester hours

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large City

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