Jun 11-Aug 03, 2012
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $1,004.55
Instructor(s): Michael Meyers

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Course Description

This is a graduate level, science-based course designed toward coaches, sport and exercise or psychology professionals, and other allied health fields, to enhance understanding of sport psychology for optimal sport training and performance. The course is taught entirely online via textbook and psychological assessment assignments. Topics will cover the current body of sport psychology knowledge associated with the basic concepts, behavioral principles, and history of sport psychology; anxiety, arousal, and intervention; motivation, leadership, cohesion, and audience effects; aggression and violence in sport; selected populations including ethnicity, gender, high risk, youth, and elite performance; coaching psychology; as well as acquaint students with personality and psychological assessment techniques used in sport.

There is a minimum enrollment for this course and if not met, the course may be cancelled and fees fully refunded.
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Meeting Place and Times

This course is being taught online. Participants login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4-6 times per week spending approximately 12-16 hours each week, either online or offline while the course is in session, to stay current and successfully complete this graduate level course.


Michael Meyers, PhD. , FACSM, is presently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University. Dr. Meyers is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Past-President of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and recognized on the Sport Psychology Registry, United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Meyers holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University with an emphasis in exercise physiology as it relates to orthopedic sports medicine, a M.S. degree in equine nutrition and physiology (TAMU), and a B.S. in Animal Nutrition from Oklahoma State University. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University, working in the area of pain response in athletes following injury and rehabilitation. He has authored over 75 scientific journal publications, and has given over 350 regional, national and international presentations. Over the past 21 years, Dr. Meyers has worked with numerous collegiate, professional, and elite sport organizations and athletes in the areas of comprehensive sport performance assessment, nutritional analysis, strength and conditioning planning, and talent identification and development.


A Bachelor’s degree; prior undergraduate course(s) in the exercise or sport sciences, nutrition, psychology, or equivalent would be helpful; experience with computers and software; well-versed in the English language.

Target Audience

Coaches, sport and exercise professionals, allied health professionals (athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician’s assistants), and any off-campus graduate student interested in the sport sciences.

Time Commitment:

12-16 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $195.00
 Computer Fee$10.05
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • LeUnes, A. (2008)
    Sport Psychology. (4th ed.)
    New York, NY: Psychology Press
    ISBN 978-0-8058-6266-9
    Price: Approximately $64.00 plus shipping and handling

You can order the texts from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. It may also be available from various online retailers.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

contact Dr. Meyers at

Registration Questions:
Contact office of Continuing Education, (406) 994-6683 or toll free (866) 540-5660,

How to Register

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