Online Courses

Certification Requirements and Online Courses

AASP requires specific coursework to meet certification requirements.

Distance or on-line full credit courses can apply toward these requirements.

Course should be:

  • from regionally accredited colleges and universities (Western Association, North Central Association, Southern Association, Middle States Association, New England Association, Northwest Association)
  • full credit and taken for a grade (not pass/fail)

Where can these courses be found?

Many regionally accredited colleges and universities offer these courses. Be aware that online courses can be as rigorous as face-to-face courses.  A sample of schools offering the courses is below.

No costs are included since those have a tendency to change. Consult the individual institution for specific information about costs, schedules and admission criteria. 

*This list is not meant to be exhaustive.

Certification Course Requirements and Associated Distance Courses

C1. Ethics and Standards

Courses:
 SP6300 Professional and Ethical Issues Online & Campus Argosy University
PSYC 790 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology Online & Campus Towson University
PSP5803A Ethics and Professional Issues in Sport Psychology A (2 units) Online JFKU
PSP5803B Ethics and Professional Issues in Sport Psychology B (2 units) Online JKFU
 PSY 607* Ethics in Performance Psychology (to be submitted for approval for area C1) Online & Campus National University

C2. Sport Psychology   (requirement: 3 courses, 2 at graduate level)

Courses:
 SP6499 Applied Sport Psychology 1 Online & Campus Argosy University Online
 PSY8845 Current Issues in Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PSY8840 Principles of Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PSY8842 Applied Sport Psychology Online & Campus Capella University
 PRF753 Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation Online California University PA
 PRF783 Psychological Perspectives in Sport Performance Enhancement and Intervention Online California University PA
KINE 5310 Sport Psychology Campus/Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
PSY 480 Sport Psychology Online & Campus California State University Dominguez
PSY 481 Applied Sport and Fitness Psychology Online & Campus California State University Dominguez
PSY580 Advanced Sport Psychology Online & Campus California State University Dominguez
PSY 302 Foundation of Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
PSY 440 Sport Psychology for Coaches Online & Campus National University
PSY 442 Sem Applied Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
PSY 445 Applied Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
PSP5800A Sport Psychology A (3) Online JFKU
PSP5800B Sport Psychology B (2) Online JFKU
PSP5815 Performance Enhancement A (3) Online JFKU
PSP5816 Performance Enhancement B (3) Online JFKU
PSP5817 Performance Enhancement C (3) Online JFKU
Graduate Level Courses:
PSY 602 Sport and Performance Psychology Online & Campus National University
PSY 603 Performance Psychology in Alternative Populations Online & Campus National University
PSY 604 Performance Psychology in Corporate Populations Online & Campus National University

C3, C9. Biomechanical/Physiological Bases of Sport

Undergraduate Level Courses:
BIO 385 Biomechanics Online & Campus National University
BIO 386 Exercise Physiology Online & Campus National University
Courses:
 PRF770 Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online California University of Pennsylvania
 KINE 5313 Physiology of Exercise I Campus/Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Telecampus
 KINE 5315 Physiology of Exercise II Campus/Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Telecampus
 PSP5833 Kinesiology (4) Online JFKU

C4. Historical, Philosophical, Social or Motor Behavior Bases Motor Learning and Control

Courses: C4, C10
 KINE 5305 Motor Development Campus/ Online Courses require Dept.approval University of Texas Tyler
 KINE 5307 Motor Learning Campus/ Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
 PSY 303 Motor Learning Online & Campus National University
Graduate Level Courses: C4, C10.
PSY 606 Motor Behavior Online & Campus National University
Courses: C4
 PSY443 Culture and Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY 448 History of Sport and Sport Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSP5819 Social and Historical Issues in Sport Online JFKU
 PSP5805 Psychopathology Assessment (4) Online JFKU

C5. Psychopathology and its assessment

Courses:
 PSY 380 Abnormal Psychology Online Oregon State
 PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology Online Indiana University
 PSY 430 Introduction to Psychopathology Online & Campus National University
 PSYC E-1240 Abnormal Psychology Online Harvard Extension School
Graduate Level Courses:
PSY 609* Psychopathology Online & Campus National University

C6. Counseling Skills – (graduate level)

Courses:
 PSY 614 Counseling in Performance Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSP5811 Counseling Skills A (3) Online JFKU
 PSP5812 Counseling Skills B (3) Online JFKU

C7. Skills/Techniques/Analysis

**These will be hard to find online since they are skill classes.

C8. Research design, statistics, and psychological assessment

Graduate Level Courses:
 SP6200 Statistics and Research I Online & Campus Argosy University Online
 PRF830 Research in Sport Psychology Online California University of Pennsylvania
 HECC 5303 Research Design Campus/ Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
HUB 650 Behavioral Research Online & Campus National University
PSP5054A Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative A (1) Online JFKU
PSP5054B Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative B (3) Online JFKU

C9-C12 – at least 2 of these must focus on general psychological rather than sport specific.

C9. Biological Bases of Behavior

C 3, C9 Courses
Undergraduate Level Courses:
BIO 385 Biomechanics Online & Campus National University
BIO 386 Exercise Physiology Online & Campus National University
Graduate Level Courses:
PRF770 Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription Online California University of Pennsylvania
 KINE 5313 Physiology of Exercise I Campus/ Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
 KINE 5313 Physiology of Exercise II Campus/ Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
 PSP5833 Kinesiology (4) Online JFKU
C9. Courses
Undergraduate Level Courses:
PSY 427 Biological Psychology (Psychology Based) Online & Campus National University
Graduate Level Courses:
PSY7310 Biological Basis of Behavior Online & Campus Capella University
PSYC E-1604A Foundations of Neuropsychology (HI) Online Harvard Extension School
PSYC E-1610 The Brain in Psychology (graduate seminar, HI) Online Harvard Extension School
PSP5850 Neuropsychology (4) Online JFKU

C10. Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior

C 4, C10 Courses
Undergraduate Level Courses:
 PSY 303 Motor Learning Online & Campus National University
C 4, C10 Courses
Graduate Level Courses:
 KINE 5305 Motor Development Campus/ Online Courses require Department approval University of Texas Tyler
 KINE 5307 Motor Behavior Campus/ Online Courses require Dept. approval University of Texas Tyler
PSY 606 Motor Behavior Online & Campus National University
C10 Courses
Undergraduate Level Courses:
 PSY 433 Cognitive Psychology Online & Campus National University
C10 Courses
Graduate Level Courses:
SP6012 Cognitive and Affective Behavior Online & Campus Argosy University Online
PSP5826 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (4) Online JFKU

C11. Social Bases of Behavior

Undergraduate Level Courses:
 PSY 300 Social Psychology of Sport Online & Campus National University
 PSY 432 Social Psychology Online & Campus National University
Graduate Level Courses:
 HUB 601A Organizational Behavior Online & Campus National University
PSP5814 Comprehensive Exploration of Diversity in Sport (4) Online JFKU

C12. Individual Behavior

Under Graduate Level Courses:
 PSY 428 Developmental Psychology Online & Campus National University
 PSY 429 Introduction t Personality Theory Online & Campus National University

Graduate Courses:

HUB 641 Stages of Adult Development Online & Campus National University
 PSP5850 Health Psychology (4) Online JFKU

If you would like to add relevant on-line courses to this list, please contact the Chair of the Certification Review Committee.

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