The 21-22 sh Minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology is offered by the Department of Psychology in affiliation with the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science. The minor is primarily designed for those students interested in the psychological aspects of sport and other exercise activities. Completing coursework from sport science and psychology emphasizes the integrated nature of psychomotor performance and its effects on psychological, social, and physical functioning. This minor provides an opportunity for coursework centered on health and exercise (., health, nutrition and physical fitness) and psychology (., sport and exercise psychology) with the option of taking relevant electives from both fields. This minor is available to all students. No directed study may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor.
At the graduate level, our department features an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology . program, as well as an Experimental . program that offers specializations in Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Psychobiology and Learning. Across both programs, the goal is to provide superior training in psychological research methods, statistical procedures, and psychological theory, with additional training in the science and empirically-supported practice of clinical psychology provided to clinical students. In addition, an emphasis is placed on the application of research to clinically-relevant problems and behaviors.
International Honor Society in Psychology: A Psi Chi chapter was recently established at Upper Iowa University. Undergraduate students must complete an application process, be in the top 35% of their class, and have a GPA. Each spring new members are inducted in the chapter. Psi Chi members have been active in volunteering at a local assisted living facility. Benefits of membership include eligibility for Psi Chi scholarships and increased notariety on graduate school applications.