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Applied Sport Psychology and Counseling, B.S.

College of Education

Bring advanced psychology and counseling skills to sport and performance that can help athletes and performers unlock greater potential.

The program is the only degree of its kind in the state, and one of few in the nation. Learn foundational knowledge that can help athletes and performers achieve balance between mind and body that strengthens their performance.

Program Highlights

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    Prime Performance

    Learn within a unique combination of courses in sport psychology and counseling.

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    Speed Your Path

    Take advantage of an accelerated pathway for an advanced degree in coaching.

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    Academic Allstars

    Work with expert faculty within exercise science, psychology, social work, coaching, counseling and more.

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    National Leader

    Join a program offered at few universities in the nation and South Carolina's only.

What You’ll Study

Learn psychological techniques to improve the performance, mental health, emotional health, and general well-being of performers so they can thrive. Complete courses from psychology, social work, and physical education to build critical foundational knowledge and finetune your knowledge in major courses in sport psychology and counseling.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Physical Activity

    Participating in exercises, sports or movement to promote fitness, health and overall well-being


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services

  • Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Human Health

    Fostering well-being, preventing diseases and optimizing physical, mental and social aspects of individuals' well-being

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Sport Psychologist
  • Sport Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Clinical Researcher

Workplace Settings

  • Professional Sports
  • Athletic Departments
  • Higher Education
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Social Work

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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